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Motherhood Monday // Average Mommas


I am just average.
I was talking to Mark about it the other night.
I'm nothing special.  I'm average.
I'm not the best wife. Average.
I'm not the best momma. Average.
I'm not the best cook. Average.
I'm not the most stylish.  Average-ish.
I'm not the most beautiful. Average.
I'm a whole lotta average.

I get overwhelmed with how average I am.
I go to bed after days where I fought the ugliness in my heart-
the frustration towards imperfect and average kiddos-
and cry.
As in, I literally let tears fall and begged for grace.

They need more than an average mommy.
I walk around my house expecting to be enough
and despising my short-comings.
I will never be enough.
They need a Savior.

I realize this when I have a wreck of a day.
Those days when heat wells up in my bones.
Things have been dumped, broken, smeared, ruined.
Throughout it all I pray for patience and peace in my heart,
but there is that one time when I decide to use my own will to overcome things.
My knees get knocked out from underneath me and I see clearly that I have no business
trying to do this "mom gig" on my own.
I need a Savior.

I'll wrap this up by saying I am in the most beautiful place-
loving on my babies.
In all the beauty, there is an insufficiency.
I am just average.
I am not enough on my own.
I just want to encourage mommas who are average.
You might not be enough,
but I know Who is.  

6 comments:

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:9

    9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. From one "average" mom to another, I think there is a reason for it. If we were "above average" we might think more highly of ourselves than we ought. But just for the record....I think you are one AWESOME mother, wife, daughter,sister and friend. I am super, super proud of you!!!!

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  2. I know what you mean! I'm a WAH momma so I live in pajamas and pony tails. Blah! Good thing my looks aren't where my value comes from!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this. So many times I feel just average or my days feel average. But as a mother of 4, I absolutely love my"job" and am so thankful that God has given them to me. Sometimes I need a reminder to look to Him and not to find my purpose in the everyday "things" that I have to do.

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    1. Yes, yes!!! You heart is right where mine is. :) Thanks for leaving your comment.

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