I deal with Mommy guilt all the time. Do you?
I never do things the way I know I should. I don’t spend enough quality time with my boys. I don’t speak in a tone that is loving. I lose my temper too easily. I freak out about things that I shouldn’t. And I know it. And I instantly regret it. I read an article over break about being a bright start to your family’s day. That’s one I really struggle with. I am tired, rushed, and short with everyone. So, I resolved to make a change.
Today, I took the time to greet my boys with a smile and a hug, instead of a quick wake-up rustle. I took the time to say, “Good morning,” and mean it, and tell them that I loved them. It only took a few seconds. I saw to their breakfasts, instead of letting them fend for themselves or leaving it to Daddy. And it was worth it!
As my oldest and I left the house at 6:30, I felt like a good mother, no Mommy guilt. Driving to his childcare, I saw a beautiful moon set. We enjoyed its beauty together and talked about the coming day. After I dropped him off and started in to the city, I glanced moonward and it was disappearing behind clouds. There was a brief moment to enjoy it’s beauty, just as there was a brief moment to be a bright start to my family’s day. I’m grateful to have embraced both moments with my boys today.
May we always embrace moments to be a bright point in someone’s day!
Prayer Focus: Families and teachers returning to the school schedule following break.