It’s OK Mommy, Show Yourself Grace.

Showing grace to others is something we all strive to do. I try to be slow to anger, have patience and not judge others… but the one person I do not do this for consistently is, myself.

As a mom, I show myself the least amount of grace. Always listing out the things I didn’t get done, rather than the things I accomplished. Thinking about how I could have handled something better, instead of being glad that I met my goal. The list goes on and on.

Recently, it began to become more apparent to myself as I have begun to talk about showing grace with my four year old. For instance, I will explain to her how I am showing her grace at a time when she is being disciplined. Or talk to her about how to show her sister grace by being quick to forgive. As she has learned more about grace, she now reminds me to show it to myself.

ShowyourselfGraceIf I break something and call out in frustration…

“It’s OK mommy. Show yourself grace.”

If I miss an important phone call coming in…

“It’s OK mommy. Show yourself grace.”

If her little sister is crying inconsolably…

“It’s OK mommy. Show yourself grace.”

I believe these little reminders are God working through my sweet four year old to remind me that I too deserve grace.

We are always our worst critic, holding ourselves at unbelievable standards of operation for moms. Our to-do list is endless and everyone needs something from mom from sun up to sun down…. and many days even after the sun goes down!

Now, when I look in the mirror and begin to scrutinize my body or my newly developing wrinkles, I will think…

It’s OK mommy. Show yourself grace.

When I mess up a meal, forget an appointment, have mountains of laundry, a cluttered house or crying kids, I will think…

It’s OK mommy. Show yourself grace.

I encourage you today to show yourself grace. Give yourself a pat on the back for being you and know you are loved by our Maker and your children.

Mistakes will happen today and for the rest of your life.

“It’s OK mommy. Show yourself grace.”

About Cassie

I'm a God-fearing mom of two beautiful girls, a wife to an amazing husband who keeps me grounded, a people person, a lover of the great outdoors and the Blue Ridge Mountains. I love the simple things in life like a rainy Sunday morning, French vanilla creamer in my coffee and hydrangeas. Some things I seem to be unsure of are my hair style, leopard print and minivans.

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