Perfect Mother vs Balanced Mother

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I am a perfect mother.
Oh? What? You didn’t know that? I’m surprised since I try so hard to broadcast that fact to everyone. That’s why I rush my kids out the door so we won’t be late. That’s why I spit on my hand and wipe their faces so that they won’t look messy. That’s why I whisper harshly to my children, telling them to behave in public.
And all that trying to “be perfect” only increases my imperfection.
How many of us fall into the trap of believing that we need to be “perfect moms” who raise “perfect children?” That we need to mother a certain way, dress a certain way, keep our homes a certain way and discipline a certain way. That our kids need to behave a certain way, look a certain way and speak a certain way.  Those are called puppets, not children. And we behaving like actors, not mothers.

Perfection vs. Balance

The world calls us to be “perfect” mothers, but I believe God calls us to be “balanced” mothers.

A “perfect” mother puts appearance above relationship.
A “balanced” mother sacrifices appearance for relationship.

A “perfect” mother seeks approval from others.
A “balanced” mother seeks approval from God.

A “perfect” mother finds reward in perceived success.
A “balanced” mother’s reward is a peaceful heart, family and home.

A “perfect” mother perpetuates the lie and spreads disillusionment.
A “balanced” mother breaks the lie and spreads hope, truth and inspiration.

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1 comment:

Parvum gaudia said...

Radel, I love this article and want to read the rest of it. Thanks for sharing. I clicked on the link, but couldn't find the article. Any suggestions? I'll just email you. Love you.