I’m a word person, no surprise there. But even if affirming words aren’t your “love language,” everyone can use an uplifting word now and then. And I’ve found that sometimes all it takes is a small piece of encouragement to refocus my perspective on how this whole motherhood thing is going.
So many times I feel ill-equipped for this huge task of raising a daughter, but thankfully this truth never changes: when I am weak, HE is strong in me.
That’s some good news.
So we can rest in the fact that we were perfectly chosen and have been perfectly positioned to raise our babies. Enough of this doubting and guilt and worrying.
So, two things I’d like for you to do:
- Find the phrase below that means the most to you. Write it somewhere you’ll see it today – your hand, your phone, your kid’s chalkboard…whatever works.
- Find a mom to pass them on to. Send out a quick text, comment on an Instagram photo, or tell them to your friend at the playdate today. Be the one singing the praises of moms in your circle, or the moms you pass in the grocery store.
“You’re a good mom.”
“You are doing immeasurably better than you give yourself credit for.”
“You’re not in this alone.” (*Catch – you have to help them not be in this alone.)
“Motherhood looks good on you.”
“You were made to mother.”
“You inspire me.”
“You’re doing a great job.”
“Wanna make a Target run?…By yourself?” (*Must be prepared to catch baby mid air as mom makes a mad dash for the car)
“Hey, I could use some parenting advice… “
“Your babies are blessed to have you.”
“Tomorrow’s a new day!”
“___ year old’s are hard. But you’ve got this.”
“You are SUPERMOM.”
I sincerely pray some of these words put a smile on your face, hope in your heart, and buoy you up today as you walk confidently in your ability to mother well.
Moms: you are needed, cherished, loved, seen, and so so appreciated. Parenting is challenging, but no doubt – you can handle it.
So let this music of encouragement play in your ears over and over, until it sinks deep into your heart like a song you can’t stop singing. ❤