“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!!

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