All around the world families were celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday and if you are a mother reading this, I hope that you had a wonderful day with your loved ones.
As for me, it was my fifth Mother’s Day and I still felt like it was only recently that I held my firstborn daughter in my arms at the hospital for the first time.
I am not sure about you, but sometimes I do feel like it is quite an altogether burden to manage the household and raise little humans.
Am I supposed to obtain some special super powers in order to take on this humongous responsibility as a mom? What if my super power (as a mom) is yelling?
But then I came across this quote: “God chose you to be the mother of your child because He knew there was no better person for the job. He chose you.”
He chose me.
Yes, He did.
Who else will be a better person to nurture my children other than me?
Who else will unconditionally love on my children as much as I do?
Who else will unceasingly pray for my children daily?
No one else but me.
So yes, He chose me to be the mom of my children. He chose you to be the mom of your children.
You see, social media sometimes place us in a fish bowl and we are often being watched for every decision or action we make. It causes us to pursue and strive for perfection whether intentionally or unintentionally. With that being said, I have to keep reminding myself that I do not need to be a perfect mom.
I just need to be a real mom. A REAL MOM.
A real mom who loves and cares for her family.
A real mom who is free from pleasing others.
A real mom who is not enslaved to comparisons.
A real mom who doesn’t care about what others think – it is what God thinks that matter most.
A real mom who gives grace to herself when she makes mistakes.
A real mom who understands that there will be many days of imperfect chaos.
A real mom who pours unending love and grace unto her children.
Do you see the freedom of this? I am. I am releasing myself from chasing after the image of “Perfect Mom” because in reality, there is no such thing as a perfect mom.
The identity of “Perfect Mom” is crafted to destroy the beauty in me and it is a bottomless pit to fall in. No, I do not want to fall into this trap.
I have to believe in the simple fact that it is the beautiful imperfections which make me real.
Gratitude, contentment, joy, peace, perseverance, and love – I will cling onto these values as I learn to be a real mom.
Therefore, I will celebrate this gift of motherhood given to me by God. It is a gift that no one can ever take away from me.