Friday, July 24, 2009

Doing all right as Mommy

Go to and see the adorable art project that her child made for her. Warms her heart, warms my heart. As my husband looked over my shoulder, I showed it to him. That sweet man said, "Awww, that's so cute--but I don't know who made it, because you're the best mommy." I could have kissed him. In fact, I did :) Of course, I'm sure Bethany's husband feels the same way about her mommy-ing, and both men are correct. That's the great thing about motherhood. It really is the toughest job you'll ever love, especially if you homeschool and by necessity are with your children 24 / 7. With no "downtime" from mothering, there are simply more off-times but also more wonderful-moments as well. Bethany, if you read this, never doubt your mommy-ing skills. Easier said than done, I know. The fact that you doubt them sometimes just shows what a fantastic mom you must be. Those who never question themselves are usually those who should, in my opinion. If your kids love you enough to make a sweet gift like that one for you, you must be doing all right :)


Bethany said...

Lisa, I just found this and it is so sweet and truly encouraging. I do wonder all of the time whether I am being a good enough mother. That note had really made my day, for sure, and your post was super encouraging too!

You sound like you have a terrific husband too- good husbands are definitely something to be thankful for! Nothing is better than being married to your best friend. :)

Lisa said...

Bethany, there are many things a mother might be worried about these days. One thing you do not have to worry about is whether you are a good mother. Anyone who reads your posts can see the truth. Blessings, my sister :)