As a mother it is so easy to focus on what I do wrong.
I didn’t take the opportunity to teach one of the kids when I should have, I am not the best housekeeper, dinner isn’t always the greatest, my kids wear a dirty pair of pants because I didn’t get the laundry done, and I’ll admit it I have been known to lose my cool a time or two. And that is the very short list.
When looking at the whole picture of life as a mom to 3 kids the responsibility of it all is very overwhelming and my ability to handle it all and do it “right” seems to be ever shrinking.
But tonight as I was tucking the kids into bed I was given a small “tender mercy” to remind me that I am doing something right.
I leaned in to kiss Natalie goodnight and got right close to her face and looked her in the eyes and said, “You know I love you, right?”
To which she replied with a giggle and a big smile, “Of course I do!”
This totally made my day. If despite all my pitfalls my children know without question that I love them then I can have peace that something is going right.