Simply put, I’m the mother of three wonderful children. But being a mom isn’t that simple, is it?
While I love that I have the privilege of raising my three little blessings, being Mom is hard. Despite the pressure to be a “perfect” Pinterest-worthy mom, I’ve accepted that I’m the mom I am: one that works full time and doesn’t have the time or energy to do a lot of extra stuff with my kids.
But starting in 2020 I noticed a big change in my perspective. I may only have 2-3 hours between when I finish work and tuck them into bed, but instead of scrolling Facebook and thinking about the current TV show I’m bingeing, I’ve started trying to make better use of the time we do have together.
During the pandemic, I started to put more focus on God. It all started with listening to a few preacher podcasts during a daily 25-minute lunchtime walk. From there, I started reading my Bible more regularly, praying a little more often, and doing short studies with my mom as we had time via email.
Through each step I took (sometimes literally), my focus started to shift. I became encouraged by seeing myself through God’s promises rather than the world’s criticism. One day at a time, He’s completely re-shaped how I see myself as a mother.
I realized I wanted to use my skills and abilities to encourage other busy moms, too. You may not be perfect, but you’re exactly who God chose to be your kids’ mom.
I’m just a mediocre mom continuing to learn, but I’ve been made mighty through God’s power.
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” – Philippians 2:13