Dear Mommies everywhere,
You matter. Your work matters. Every day that you pour into your crazy children and messy house matters. Every tear that you wipe, story that you listen to, and fight that you help navigate—teaches your children that a parent is meant to love. And each time that you love, you reflect God’ heart to your children and actually teach them what God is like.
You, Mom, are a bridge from God to your precious kiddos. They learn His love, His patience, His longsuffering, His wisdom, and His care—from YOU. You matter. Even on your most exhausted, stressed-out, messy-hair-don’t-care days, you shine for HIM and your kids learn something. They learn that life can be hard but that a parent is faithful even when it’s hard.
They learn good things.
And on the days that you aren’t perfect and you snap at your kids, they still learn something good. When you apologize, they learn the importance of forgiveness and grace. They learn the importance of apologizing and making things right when they fall short. They learn relational skills. They also learn that parents aren’t perfect. This may seem small; but when they too become adults, they will remember that the goal is not perfection. They will remember that they too have the grace to fall short.
So on this very special day, I bless you. I bless your faithful heart. I bless your beautiful smile that seeks to impart life and love to your children—even on the days when your own heart is hurting. I bless your heart’s cry to be the best parent possible. I bless your tenacious desire to go above and beyond even what you saw modelled in your own family home. I bless every tear that you have shed, prayer that you have prayed, and every Mama Bear action that has protected your family through your warrior heart. You were born for such a time as this. You matter.