A few weeks ago, I was overwhelmed. In the middle of a move and at my wits end. And it seems like at those times in my life, I start dropping those giant balls of motherhood that we all juggle. And as those balls were falling to the ground I started to tell myself I wasn’t good enough. And those tiny thoughts snowballed into “I am a horrible mother, I can’t do anything right…..”
One night I had a good cry/prayer session and the thought came to my head and heart.
“you are doing your best…
and that’s good enough….
because you are good enough.”
3 simple phrases. But enough to stop my self-pity and put things into perspective.
So, if I can pass one bit of advice on to you today, it is that you are good enough. All you need to do is your best.
Thank you. I was having one of those nights just last night.
Shelly Rhodes says
This is exactly what I needed to hear, although I didn’t know it! I am a stay at home wife due to a back disability, and used to be a workaholic. Frequently my brain runs the numbers so that I am hyper aware of the income loss we suffer as a couple due to me not being able to work. My husband tells me what you said, a million times a week. However, seeing it from someone else makes it sink home in a way that only a third party person can make something stick. Thank you.
shelly keith says
Yes, you are absolutely enough you know why? Because God says so in Psalm 139, part of the chapter reads: “O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” I remember when I read this for the first time…I felt so empowered to be a better person and just take one day at a time and not look back. God takes care of the universe he can surely take care of us. That is so comforting to me! I enjoy your site, just signed up and found out that you are a healer of women and offer encouragement… disguised as a seamstress and a blogger. Hugs!
This is so true !! A friend of mine posted on her wall as a stick-note :
“Note to self :
You are enough,
You have enough,
You do enough “