Rough Day Yesterday

Posted by Liz McCoy Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Yesterday I had a really rough day.  Got my feelings hurt in the beginning of the day and just couldn’t completely get over it.

I felt like this person was saying they didn’t think I was a good mother.  And when I shared this with another person and how hurt I was they didn’t even encourage me and say that I was a good mom.  And that is something that I really struggle with each day.

How do you know you’re a good mom????  I know I love my son and I try to tell him that 100 times a day along with lots of kisses.  I try to provide for him the basic necessities of life as well as those luxuries that make life so much fun. We raise him in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, looking to The Word for guidance.  So by those standards I’m not a horrible mom right?? 

Most days I just feel like I’m not the BEST mom I can be.  I know I'm NOT a good “playing” mom.  I have a hard time just letting go and enjoying playing kitchen or cars or trains or watching the same kid song movie for the 1000th time.  I’m constantly thinking about all the things that need to be done or how tired I am or how I should have done this instead of that, etc.  We haven’t been on a play date or interacted with kids his own age except for a couple birthday parties and chance meetings at the playground. 

I’m not much of a house maker, a cook, etc.  Right now it is hard to see anything I do as a wife and mother that I am good at.

I definitely can see the areas I can improve on LOUD and CLEAR.  I feel like I’ve been working on these areas for a while and slowly chipping away not making any great improvements just little ones.

I really have a hearts desire to be a good mom and maybe one day a GREAT mom.

So I’m looking to you all to see what you do to that makes you a good mom?  Or what are the qualities you see in other moms that make you tell them they’re a “great mom”.  What do you admire in these women?  I look forward to hearing your sharings :)

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