When you become a mom (actually when you're pregnant) everywhere you turn there is advice on what to do as a mom.
You find advice in books.
Tv, movies, music...culture tells you how you should be as a mom.
Not to mention that everyone and their mother tells you what you should or shouldn't do.
"Don't hold your baby all the time."
"Hold your baby as much as you can."
"Get him on a schedule right away."
"Let him cry it out."
"Don't let him cry it out...that is horrible and mean."
It goes on and on...
Sometimes its welcome, other times its not.
I love being a mom.
There's nothing I'd rather do.
Its a hard job, but its also the best thing I will ever do.
And the mom I'm supposed to be... its not the one the world tells me to be.
The mom I'm supposed to be, the mom I aim to be, is the one God calls me to be.
He tells me to be...
He tells me to have GRACE.
Thats the mother I'm called to be now... the mother I will always be called to be.
I listen to advice given to me, but I go with what is right for us.
I go with the voice of God and the instincts He has given me as a mother.
He is my leader. My guide.
I try to follow Him in all areas of my life and that includes motherhood.
I may say I know whats best for my boy, but the truth is God knows whats best for him.
So I listen and I pray...
God, how do you want me to be a good mother?
What should I do in this situation?
Help me love.
Help me have patience (lots and lots).
Give me strength to get through today because todays exhausting and I need help being a good mother.
Its a prayer that needs to be said everyday. Sometimes many times.
Where do you get you get your advice from?
Who do you follow when it comes to being a mom and parenting?
Really, I want to know.