I struggle with wanting to be a perfect mom. I beat myself up when I don’t know what to do, or when I make mistakes. I have found it is very beneficial to write down my prayers. To leave them on paper. Somehow emptying my heart of the cares. I have a journal I write in often, but I felt I needed to share this with you in hopes it may encourage you. Motherhood is such an amazing and beautiful thing, yet it can leave us exhausted. I pray we fight against the negatives of motherhood and come out a strong mom for our kids. Your doing great sweet mama. Feel free to print this out and pray it, or even write your own, but whatever you do, know you are an amazing mom!
When the days seem long and the messes seem many, help me to remember, the years are short.
When quietness and alone time are nonexistent, help me to see the beauty in a happy, healthy child.
When the tantrums are full tilt and the tears don’t stop, please don’t let me believe that is a result of being a “bad parent”.
When I have absolutely no clue what I am doing, please give me wisdom.
When the defiance rages, help me to relish in the sweet moments when I see my efforts breaking through.
When I can’t figure out how to balance life and motherhood, help my intuition to be right.
When I feel bogged down by the “unproductive feelings” of motherhood, please remind me that my child is my greatest work.
When I feel like I can’t take anymore, give me a divine strength.
When I feel like I am doing a bad job at this mothering thing, remind me that I am doing the best I can.
When I worry about the future, help me to give my child to You in prayer.
As I teach my child, help me to always walk my talk.
When I make mistakes, please forgive me, and help me to give myself an extra measure of grace.
When I become consumed with mothering, help me to never forget my marriage comes first and to not become grumpy with my husband.
When the world begs me to be a part of it, help me instead to seek heavenly things and be a role model for my daughter.
When life gets busy help me to say no to the noise and yes to the quietness of family time.
When this parenting thing gets messy help me to focus on the joys of being a mom. Help me to always remember the joys far outweigh the struggles.
When the tasks seeming meaningless, help me to remember they are all part of the most meaningful job on earth.
When I start wishing a day away, always remind me one day I won’t have anymore days to wish away. Help me to hold that thought near to my heart and always cherish every moment I have.
Help me to always remember, I may not be a perfect mom, but I am the perfect mom for my child.