As children get older, you trade one set of worries for another. You have less control and have to watch them make mistakes and deal with hard consequences. I can honestly say I constantly have a prayer in my heart for their well-being and their choices.
I was praying and pleading daily to have help and patience. I had a degree in early childhood education, for heaven’s sake—I knew how to teach and discipline, right? But I didn’t have any answers for this passionate, intense child. I was humbled and needed help.
When her son was born prematurely and had to spend several weeks in the NICU, author Cheryl Cardall relied on God and learned a powerful lesson that has stayed with her in the years since.
Do you ever dread those moments in the restaurant when everyone is staring at your family? When you know your children’s manners are being critiqued by the grandma at the next table over? Cheryl Cardall shares what she wants to say when she’s that grandma…or sooner.
Do you ever have a day that just doesn’t seem to end? Do you ever feel like as a mother you have nothing left to give today? Cheryl Cardall shares five ways that we can fill our “mommy buckets” and rekindle the love of motherhood in all of us.
I think there is a general attitude in society that kids are an inconvenience and a burden that must be endured. My kids bring me joy and I LOVE being a mommy to my little brood! I hope I can pass that “love of being a mom” along to others.