In the world of social media we live in it is easy to get caught up in the “perfection” of other people lives. Easy to compare our life with theirs. I don’t think we mean to paint a glossy picture of perfection, we just choose to share our joys. Social media is great, but I know I have to be careful with it. This past month has rocked my world. Having a baby sure does change up your life! It has been easy for me to get caught up in the look of perfection of other moms. Reading through some of my favorite blogs and seeing other moms post pictures of their newborns I will admit has caused me to stumble a bit. I choose to see this picture of perfection and ease in motherhood. I started comparing myself to others. “Well they were already doing this when their child was this old”, etc. I began to label myself as a failure at mothering. Wondering why it comes so easy for others and not me. But what I need to realize is those are lies I am telling myself. Mothering is not a walk in the park and everyone has struggles.
In Psalm 127:3 it says “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Children are a blessing. It just made me think, with God’s blessings he will give strength and endurance for anything we are facing. Do you ever wonder if you can do something? I know I do all the time, anything from running my Etsy shop to mothering Kina. If God has called you to it, you can do it. I am learning anything good doesn’t come easy. It’s work but its worth it.
Kina has been more interactive lately. Anything from being more alert when awake to smiling at us. One thing I have noticed is she is constantly grabbing onto my shirt and clinging to it. I feel like it’s her saying “hi mom, you are my safe place, I trust you, I need you, and I love you.” In Matthew 18 it instructs us to become as little children. Kina is already teaching me the meaning of that. I need to cling to Jesus like she clings to me. Trusting him for my every need and knowing he will always be there for me. I need to be dependent on him. This is something I need to be reminded of daily. When I begin to compare myself to other moms, when I feel I can’t get anything done around the house, I need to remember all that really matters is clinging to Jesus. He will be there for me. He will be there for you. So whatever you are facing today, know that Jesus cares. Cling to him, he will take care of you.