Sunday, May 9, 2010

On Being A Mom

Just as someone can choose to believe a lie, something does not need to be believed to be true.

Lie that I often believe: I am a pathetic mom. I am no better than my mother or my upbringing.

Truth: I am a good mom. My kids are loved and well cared for. I seldom react to them without first thinking my response through. I usually react completely different than my upbringing. When I do react wrongly, this is a moment, not a lifestyle. Though it does not need to be overlooked, neither does it need to be magnified. What I feel and think in the midst of a moment does not carry as much weight as what I do. When I am angry, and do not yell, the anger does not make me a bad mom. I am a good mom.

11 comments:

  1. You ARE a GREAT mom! Your girls are very blessed. Have a great mother's day!

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  2. Absolutely. Spot On. Exactly. Amen.

    (Miss you!)

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  3. That reminds me of a poem called "The Mean Mom" I need to find it now. Happy Mother's Day to an extraordinary mom!

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  4. Happy Mother's Day!

    Praying. :)

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  5. Thanks, Tricia. My kids haven't contacted me, but a Burkina Faso young man he dropped into our life about a year ago just left -- after bringing me roses and a creative wall cross. AND I just gained a Nepalese family this morning. How cool is that while living in OMAHA -- the middle of nowhere. Feel so very blessed!

    Hope your day overflows with the Lord's love, care, protection, and grace. And on and on and on, of course...

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  6. I like this ..."it does not need to be overlooked, neither does it need to be magnified." Blessings for this day.

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  7. Much wisdom here, Tricia. And I could learn from you -- I am a bit of an overreactor -- but getting better...

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  8. None of us is perfect, but we sometimes expect ourselves to be. You are a good mom you love your girls; they are your life!

    Happy Mothers Day

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  9. You are an incredible mother :) Those girls are so very lucky!
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  10. Happy Mother's Day to you. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

    Blessings,
    Trish
    PS. You are so right about this post...I need to think on this one a lot more.

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  11. Sometimes it's ok for mom's to be angry. :) Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful!

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