Mother’s Day has come and gone.
The cookies have all been eaten and the flowers have wilted.
The crafts and the cards are put away in your special keepsake place. And you probably won’t look at them again for a while.
Your special day was fun, but now you’ve returned to the grind.
The break is over (if there really was one in the first place) and once again you’re busy from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed. You’re back to wondering how in the world it’s all going to get done.
You can’t seem to catch up. It seems everyone else can get it all done, but you?
Maybe you’re comparing yourself to the mom right across the street or at work or in the church pew behind you and you’re wondering how you’ll ever measure up to their standard.
You’re doing your best to juggle staying connected with your husband, keeping up with your friends, and three kids. You’re trying to teach them…to build relationships with them…to love them….to meet all of their physical and emotional needs. And you’re wondering if you’ll ever be able to do all of that…you’re wondering if you’ll ever be enough.
Please know that you are enough.
While we may not say it as often or with as much flare as we do on Mother’s Day, you are just as awesome today as you were then.
In fact, every single day you are worthy of the pictures and the flowers and the praise. You’re worthy of the posts and tweets that declare you as the “best mom in the world!”
You are amazing.
You are more than enough.
When life tries to tell you otherwise, remember Mother’s Day. Remember the smiles and the hugs and the handprints. Remember how your kids paused, if only for a moment, to remind you how much they appreciate you and love you. Remember how the world stopped to celebrate…you.
When you are feeling overwhelmed, remember Mother’s Day.
When you are feeling inadequate, remember Mother’s Day.
When you are feeling like the worst mom on the block because you forgot it was French toast stick day and you didn’t send your child to school with any lunch money, remember Mother’s Day.
And remember to give yourself a little grace.
Remember that, of all the people in the world, God chose you to be the mother of your children.
He wouldn’t have done that if you weren’t enough.
Mother’s Day has come and gone, but you’re awesomeness…whether spoken or not…it remains.
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