“The only thing that makes it hard is you saying, ‘I can’t do this!!'”
Maybe I should have been screaming that into my own ears.
I so often hear my own thoughts whispering, “I can’t do this”, throughout my trying days. I allow myself to give up, but don’t have compassion on my children that are just as frustrated with their problems.
- CHILDREN HAVE THEIR LIMITS, TOO
My heart needs to be softened to their struggles, and speak tender, encouraging words to help them believe that they really CAN do it.
- JUST BECAUSE WE SAY “WE CAN’T”, DOESN’T MAKE IT TRUE
When I get to the throw-in-the-towel stage, I feel very alone. Heaven helped the husband that walks in on a mother that is in this self-condemning place. Unless he is a compassionate man.
Which brings me back to my first lesson….love and compassion….overlook the ugly…forgive the foolish….encouraging. Those are the only available choices if you want to be a trusted mom. These children remember how we treat them when they are down and out.
Oh, boy, do they remember.
- BE READY TO CONFESS YOUR WRONG REACTIONS.
Showing our vulnerable and sinful places will build trust between you and your child. Keep it real mom!!