I've had a lot on my mind lately.
Being a mom of young children is hard.
Most of the time your exhausted.
You feel as though you are being pulled in 5 different directions at once.
You deal with major tantrums and major messes.
But as my children are growing up...
I am starting get a glimpse as to what it will be like to parent older children.
And I see a whole new set of difficulties.
Answering the tough questions.
Training my children in purity and modesty.
Having to let go and let them be independent.
Just to name a few.
I must admit there have been a few times this week I have felt fear creep in.
What if I do something wrong?
What if I am not a good enough example?
What if I don't put enough emphasis on a certain thing?
And then as I began to pray about all these feeling
God helped me realize a few things.
Am I perfect?
No. But He is.
Will my children be sinless little angles?
No. But through the repentance of our sins we grow closer to Him.
Will I fail?
Many times. But I will choose to live by grace and not perfection.
So, while I know I have a few more years to go, I am feeling God's strength to enter this new chapter of life. I am looking forward to the challenges that will come with it because I know He is walking right along with me.