Moms, You Are Loved!

Her Good Life

As moms, we tend to be way too hard on ourselves. Wouldn’t you agree?

I’ve been harboring lots of mom guilt over the past several days. There have been moments I’m not proud of. Moments where I may have been too harsh. Too stern. Not loving enough. Moments when I should’ve been more patient. More lenient. Tried harder. Moments when I could’ve done more.

You’ve had those kinds of moments, too, right?

The other night while sitting at the kitchen table with the girls, I found myself having a full on conversation with them. We talked about all sorts of random things. Sang songs from Frozen, their new favorite movie. Acted like fools.

Their eyes were sparkling. Their smiles beaming from ear to ear. And the sweet sound of their giggles were like music to my ears. The mere fact that I was sitting with them, conversing with them and giving them my undivided attention made them the happiest kids on earth.

Then Eleanor said, “You’re the best mommy ever!”

And at that moment I realized how loved I am. It was as if someone had knocked some sense into me. They didn’t care that I yelled at them earlier that day. Or that I put them in time out more than once. Or that I spent too much time cleaning the house instead of spending time playing with them.

That’s something we tend to forget as moms. Our kids love us. Unconditionally.

They don’t harbor ill feelings towards us. They don’t spend their days thinking about what a rotten mood mommy has been in all day. They’re resilient.

After we’ve messed up and made mistakes, our kids continue to show us grace and shower us with love.

And while we all experience those moments where you feel like you’re being driven to the point of insanity, remember that you are loved.

There’s no need to carry around that mom guilt. Show yourself a little grace and know that you are doing the best you can.

Today I’m linking up with one of my favorite bloggers, Holley Gerth, for her series, Coffee for Your Heart.

Comments

  1. says

    You are worth so much more than you can imagine. Being home all day, everyday with three little ones is hard – I can’t even imagine it. And, you my sweet girl, do it all with such grace.
    I am so happy to know you. To think that in only a few short months, I will be able to give you a big huge hug!
    xo

  2. says

    It’s so easy to feel guilt – we want the best for our kids. We are all imperfect and desire perfection for our little ones. So nice that there is forgiveness.

  3. says

    Hiya! I discovered your lovely blog through Holley Gerth’s fabulous linkup! And I am so glad that I did! Your post was so encouraging and moving – exactly what this tired mom’s heart needed to read today! Thank you so much for sharing! *hugs to you*

  4. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    We are loved by our kids and we have to remember that . You are right that sometimes we are too hard on ourselves.

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