You’re a Good Mama

Butterfly on flowerCredit @Doug88888

“You’re a good mama”. I hear that every so often from seniors at our church. I love them, value their encouragement and it warms my heart, probably because one of my love languages is words of affirmation.

“If you have children, love them, but, don’t try to be a perfect mother.” ~ 60 Things

I am a good mama. And you are too! I think most of us are good mothers. We want what’s best for our children. We want them to love Jesus, to love others, to use their manners, to turn out right…we want to teach them everything they need and more.

We give up of ourselves, our time, our energy, pouring it into them. We have really, really good days. And then the ones that aren’t. We have those  fleeting moments where we could be nominated for a parenting award and then there are those days that we fall and fail in epic proportions.

“Be grateful for every day, even bad days — there’s always a lesson to learn” ~ 60 Things

One of the most important qualities of a good mama? She tries again and again. She is faithful, she doesn’t give up. And you know what? Good days, bad days – either way we’re still good mamas, giving it the best we’ve got and trusting Jesus that it’s enough; that He’ll be enough when we aren’t.

He’ll be enough for me ( & you) and He’ll be enough for them too. Praise God!

Today is Family Day. Celebrate with your family; what a blessing they are!