In our world, we want everyone and everything to be perfect. We strive to (well, I do..or have) for perfection..I drive myself batty doing so!
I hear from so many moms who are feeling quite desperate because they feel they are failing to be a good wife and mom.
So what if the dishes aren't done...I've yet to die from having a lasagna pan hang out for 2 days in the sink. If I do happen to die suddenly, please have the coroner check for that lasagna pan!
That would be some obituary!
Seriously, though..we need to quit beating ourselves up.
Deep down inside, I've always wanted to be as perfect as Jesus' Mother..but..guess what? "Ain't" happening. She had a perfect child..and perhaps as much as we wish ours were perfect..they're not. As individuals, as families...we're all broken in some way..yet beautiful in God's eyes.
Some days I feel like the worlds best mom and wife and other days I feel like my family deserves much better. Don't wallow in the latter...it will drag you down. There's no perfect parent..which is great because there is no perfect child (well...Jesus...but..that's a given!)
Compassion with ourselves..and not judgement is a good cure. It's not a "cruel to be kind" thing...I repeat...we need to quit beating ourselves up. I'm a pro at beating myself up...I think I'm going to give it up and go into early retirement!
Your compassion and love will be much more potent in changing the world and showing them the light of Christ. Start with yourself, first!
I really and truly love you guys! You are part of my life now...you are my family! Love and blessings, Wendy C.