Sunday, March 4, 2012

Prayer

It's funny how all through my 3rd pregnancy I felt fairly confident about bringing another child into our home. But the first night in the hospital after I had baby #3, I began to feel a small amount of panic and fear about if and how I was going to be able to be a good mother to 3 kids. I turned to the scriptures for comfort and came across a simple yet profound statement by the prophet Moses, 
"I will not cease to call upon God . . ." (Moses 1:18


In that moment I felt so strongly that this was my answer, and determined that this would become my mission statement as a mother. I am grateful for the feelings of inadequacy that I often have as a mother. It's these feelings that remind me to turn to the Lord for help, strength, patience, and guidance, which I inevitably receive in abundance. 
And knowing how inadequate I am, 
"I will not cease to call upon God."


5 comments :

Montessori At Home! said...

Very beautiful, thank you!

Carrie said...

So true! I also think those feelings of inadequacy also helps us with our parenting when our kids get frustrated and feel inadequate. We are reminded of how it feels like. Thank you for sharing!!

Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com said...

Great post! I'm sure you will manage just fine!

Mike & Lila Family said...

thank you.

Maggie & Nate said...

thanks for sharing this personal moment & how it strengths me & encourages me to strengthen my inadequacies.