My Main Parenting Advice
When the words, "Give yourself grace," were spoken to me, a new sense of freedom and peace washed over me. Those early days in motherhood were hard. Very hard. I've written about it a little and I'm working on a book now about it all, but in those early motherhood days my mind was spinning from being inundated with advice from well-meaning people and advice from stacks of books. My emotions were all over the place and the advice constantly conflicted. But when someone told me, "Give yourself grace." I felt renewed. I felt strong again. I felt like I could actually go on another day. I felt hopeful.
That little phrase provided so much relief and renewal and peace.
So whenever anyone asks me for parenting advice. I always say the same thing, "Do what works for you and give yourself grace in the process."
Yesterday was definitely a reminder to live by my own advice and the kind advice from an incredible woman. As I tried to fight through a migraine and become a functional person again, Katherine watched a lot of shows. A whole lot of shows. I don't like her having so much screen time, but it just had to happen. It was one day and I was hurting. We just needed to do what we could to make it through. It's just a little example, but I was thankful for the reminder it is okay to do what you need to do to make it through the day. And then when you make it through, new mercies are there waiting for you.
So press on, friends. And don't be too hard on yourselves. Celebrate making it through today. There's grace enough for today and new mercies for tomorrow.
Leave a Reply.