Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Saturday everyone.
I hope that all of you who have little ones have completed your school year and are enjoying your summer break.
We are about to begin week two of our summer break. And I have discovered that (and I won't tell you how I discovered it) my temper is horrible. I'm a nit-picking nagger of a mother. I hear myself and I hear my Aunt Pat fussing and not giving a real good example to my children.
I'm ashamed and I don't like myself very much right now. I treat strangers better than I do my children when I'm upset with them. How terrible.
I just want to be a good mom. That's all. I want to teach them how to care for themselves and be responsible adults. But I have to realize that they are still children and not to expect them to have the skill levels of full grown people.
I found a prayer in a bible study that I just ran across that just speaks to what I SO want to be :
O Father, help me become a person of good temper. DWELL deep within me so that I shall be the peaceful exception amid the disturbed surroundings that I encounter day by day.
I want to be that person that teaches their children right from wrong, brings them up in the way they should and be the one they want to come see when they have issues.
Please pray that I will open my eyes and my heart to hear what God is saying to me about them and that He will help me to be the best mother they can have.
Thanks friends.


My Big Fat Super Super Obese Blog said...

don't be so hard on yourself. Summer is an adjustment for everyone lol. I'm not sure how young your kidlets are, but when tanner was younger, i tried to keep him on a schedule as much as possible. I realize even with that, they can still drive you berzonkers, but try not to beat yourself up too much. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Melissa said...

Shell, I'm so right here with you. I fight with myself everyday. Those voices keep telling me what a bad mom I am and I have to continually rebuke it and believe who God says I am. If we believe we are bad moms we will act the part. We need to confess and believe we are who God says we are and then we will fulfill our roles as God has intended.
I feel like a hypocrite even giving advice about this because I am in the same boat, but we need to encourage one another. you are not alone!