Comparison. Measuring up. Cookie cutters. Not good enough.
In my early years of my mothering, I spent a lot of time comparing myself as a mother to other women I knew, or women I read about in books I read. We would eat at a family’s home and I would come back thinking, “We need to have all of our children play the violin just like their children.”
Then we would spend some time with another family, and I would think, “Oh my, if I want to raise great children, I need to get them some goats, chickens, and maybe a cow.”
And yet another family, “See how great those kids are at soccer? My kids need to play soccer!”
And pretty soon, without even knowing it, I had this huge backpack on my back of all the “shoulds” that I had taken on from many different families. Instead of looking at how God has uniquely created my family, I was looking at the gifts, callings, and abilities of others and thinking we needed to look like them.
And then….I decided to take it off and embrace the kind of family God made US to be.
Who are we? Come join me at Mom Heart today to find out….and I want to hear about what makes YOUR family unique!!
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