I’m not always encouraged by people who seem to have perfect marriages, perfect kids, perfect everything. People who appear to be perfect make the rest of us feel like we’re somehow not enough.
We are enough. I’m encouraged by people who are honest about their struggles because that lets me know it’s okay if I’m not having fun. I’m encouraged by people who are real.
Sometimes marriage, parenting, and life, in general, stink. And when it stinks, I tend to feel bad about myself. And, even the best advice can’t get me through a rough spot. But, hearing from someone who’s been in that same spot helps.
Don’t worry that you’re not enough. Don’t worry you’re not doing a enough good job. Don’t worry you’re not enjoying it enough. And, don’t feel guilty about it. When someone tells you that you should be enjoying every minute of motherhood, marriage or parenting, smile, and remember nothing’s enjoyable 100 percent of the time.
Real Moms Don’t Judge. . . We Just Suggest is for women–not just moms– like myself, whose favorite part of the day is bedtime. It’s for mothers, wives and women, in general, who feel guilty for being grumpy and irritable at the end of the day–whether it’s from kids, marriage, work. It’s for women who sometimes feel like they’re not enough.
It’s for those of us who know life’s not perfect, don’t expect it to be but are willing to wake up everyday and find ways to face whatever comes our way.
I hope you get a dose of encouragement, hope, and some laughs through my stories about motherhood, marriage and life. I think the best way to get through it all is by laughing–mostly at myself.
I can’t tell you how to live your life, but I can tell you how I live mine. I can’t tell you how to raise your kids or deal with your husband, but I can tell you how I deal with mine. And, those awkward situations? I can only tell you what I’d do.
But what’s right for me may not be right for you. I’ll tell you what I believe or what God says, but how you proceed is up to you. I can take a pretty good guess as to certain outcomes based on choices I’ve made in my own life. I’ll be honest and admit my mistakes, hoping you can learn from my life. I’m hoping to learn plenty from you, too.
You might find a suggestion here that makes your own life easier. If nothing else, I hope you’ll find hope, humor, encouragement and maybe some healing from those difficult things in your life when you realize you’re not alone.
After reading my stories, I hope you’ll reflect on moments in your own life that make you think, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”