“Behind every good kid is a mom who is sure she’s screwing it up,” a favorite quote of Mindi Artherton, one of the founders of this site (and quickly becoming one of my favorites as well!).
I’m pretty sure every mom feels that at some point, like she’s screwing it up. I know “mom guilt” is pretty popular too. You know that feeling you get when you don’t do everything right all the time with your kids, and you make yourself feel guilty for every little screw up. “Mom Fail” A popular saying among moms and one I often mutter to myself after a parenting mistake that should have been obvious. There are actually all kinds of things I could make myself feel guilty about, not doing this or that enough, or well enough.
Not to confuse guilt with conviction, when we knowingly do something wrong and sin. I’m talking about guilt. That nagging feeling that is constantly reminding us that we don’t measure up or that won’t let us put past mistakes in the past. I think we all struggle with it at some point mom or not. But when it does pertain to being a mom it usually comes on strong, because it effects those that God has entrusted us with.
Can I tell you how thankful I am for God’s grace! Where I come short he fills in the blanks!
2 Corinthians says, 12:9 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (NIV)
How beautiful is that?! His power is made perfect in my weakness.
Christa Rupar has a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Studies and a Master of Arts in Counseling. She would one day love to use her therapy skills working with kiddos. At the moment she stays home chasing around her two favorite little people Kyah, 3, and Beckham, 1. They get up way too early and go to bed way too late, but she wouldn’t trade it for the world. A strong cup of coffee and an afternoon dance party with the littles is her remedy for mom-induced sleep deprivation. She and her husband, Ryan, have been married for almost 6 years and reside in Springfield, MO.