In keeping with the ‘mom’ theme, here is a re-post from last year. Not just for moms, but for all of us who think we can hide our hearts from God.
I never wanted to be “that” mom.
We all know her don’t we?
She is the one walking through the store yelling at the three kids hanging on her pants like monkeys in the zoo. She is trying with all that is in her to not be inpatient, unkind or rude to the lovely children God has given her…thinking in the back of her mind
What ever possessed me to have kids?
She is the mother daydreaming of five minutes alone in the bathroom while her kids play in the living room, with one yelling at the bathroom door she needs to go to the dr…her collarbone may be broken…again.
She is the young mom who is home all day with three kids four and under who desperately needs a nap when the kids are supposed to be having ‘quiet time.’
And she is the mom of teens who think they know it all and she just wants to scream back
I wasn’t born yesterday!!
I have been “that” mom. Maybe not in public, at least I think I held my tongue while in the grocery store. But, last week may have been a different story. I did not have any words of wisdom for a teen daughter who only wanted(and did really need) a new pair of sneakers. She did not hear a mother who had loving instruction on her tongue while we walked through the third store looking for the right size shoe for a growing girl.(Proverbs 31:26) She has the benefit of three siblings going before her and whom I practiced on for 20+ years, I thought I had this ‘mom’ thing in the bag, but last week I did not. I had become ‘that’ mom, again not yelling or reprimanding in the store or in public. But I don’t think it matters if I hid my nasty heart from the viewing public. God saw and sees, in the end it is His opinion of me that matters. I want to be a woman who fears the Lord (Proverbs 31:30), I don’t want to be