Mother's Day under the light of Grace...
Grateful for this powerful gift of faith and encouragement all in one!!!
I'm not taking it off.
As Mother's Day approaches, I've been contemplating:
Why in the world am I dreading mother's day??
And this came to mind:
Perfectionism, instead of grace, results in sticky, discouraging, sleep-depriving, mommy guilt.
I DONT WANT TO FAIL AT THIS.
OVERWHELMED at every turn.
Yet grace frees us up to savor the chaos and laugh along the way.
Grace savors the sweet times the kids and I spend laughing at our mistakes.
Grace fills my heart to overflowing as I watch the beautiful, generous people they are becoming as a result.
Perfectionism tempts me to pretend to like cooking and baking even after being up all night with the baby. (I actually don't like being in the kitchen even if the baby slept.)
Grace let's us have a blast driving through Del Taco for lunch and McDonalds for warm chocolate chip cookies again this week.
Grace let's me savor how forgiving and grace filled our children are from all the practice!
Perfectionism causes me hide our messes in the closet.
Grace results in laughter when someone opens a closet door and chaos falls to the floor.
Grace doesn't hide messes.
Perfectionism shouts out the times I've asked God WHY he doesn't make me perfect because our treasures deserve the BEST.
Grace rejoices and celebrates that they do have the BEST...
THEY have the BEST HEAVENLY FATHER who shows grace and redemption.
Grace sets us AND our children free to be OK with being imperfect. That's redemption.
Even if moments before we blew it again.
(even when we are blowing it again.)
|His light shines best through brokenness into a world that needs real hope.|
He prefers imperfection and brokenness to write the most beautiful stories.