In reality, I think the thing I need most in motherhood is to set my heart and mind on my heavenly Father. I realize every day how very sinful and lacking I am, and how I need so much the wisdom and grace and strength and joy that can only come from God. I want to badly to mother my sons well (and honor God as I do so), but I fail dreadfully unless I am abiding in God. I find that if I am seeking Him and loving him, I am enabled to be patient and fun and consistent, but if I loose focus, and wander off into distraction and self-focus, my sin becomes all too apparent. And my sin is what keeps me from mothering well. I cannot love and serve my children and love and serve myself at the same time.
This is a prompt from the Gypsy Mama. Go check out her blog, and the other Five Minute Friday posts.