Expectations breed frustrations.
You are not supermom.
Let me say it again, you are not supermom. You don’t have to be. You are enough.
Now that we’ve said it out loud what does that even mean? Understandably our littles require so much of us and we have so much to responsibilities. But we don’t have to do it all. Somewhere the expectation for moms to “have it all together” became the norm. Society puts so much pressure on us to have perfect children, a spotless house, a wonderful loving husband, a great marriage…the list goes on and on. We set ourselves up for failure when we try to measure up to that line.
The reality is we won’t have it all together, and that’s OK! We need to remember God entrusted our children to us because He knew we are the best parents for our children. In the midst of striving to be the perfect supermom we tighten the chains that we’ve placed on ourselves.
We can only be truly free of the bondage of these expectations when we allow ourselves to be released from them. When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and accept our limits we break the chains that keep us from experiencing all that God wants us to experience.
Our husbands and children will be so much happier if we are not striving after a mark that we rarely or ever attain. Afterall, God doesn’t call us to be perfect. He calls us to be His.