3 weeks ago
Saturday, April 9, 2011
You know how I've been thinking about moments lately? Well, I have actually been hoping that these "moments" go both ways. I am not a perfect mom, I definitely have my share of weaknesses. I have those moments that I wish I would have handled differently. I hope my children can see shining moments with me, their mom, and be able to look past my rough spots. As much as I don't like making mistakes, I do. Perfection was never part of The Plan--at this point of the game anyway, but mistakes are. As long as I fix those mistakes and keep looking forward, those mistakes are there to help me! I definitely think that one of satan's most effective tactics with mothers is discouragement--feeling like they don't measure up, not _____ enough, not doing enough for their children, or just to be so hard on themselves that they feel paralyzed. Once he can get us to feel those feelings, we lose so much of our effectiveness. Sister Beck explained, "The responsibility mothers have today has never required more vigilance. . .When mothers know who they are and who God is and have made covenants with Him, they will have great power and influence for good on their children." I love that. It just makes me want to be a mother of action and to not dwell on my weaknesses so much that I become debilitated. I just had to write down some of my thoughts; it definitely helped me. I feel better.