I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for JOHNSON's Baby. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
I'm pregnant with my 6th child, so you would think I would have outgrown "mommy insecurity." Still, it pleases me to get the occasional "you're doing a great job with your kids" or to hear that I've inspired someone else with their own parenting. Is it a bit selfish to need reassurance? Sure. But it can go a long way in giving me confidence needed to do the tough job of mothering.
Do you often wish you had more reassurance as a mom? Do you sometimes struggle to feel like you're doing the right thing in your heart -- even though you know you are in your mind? As moms, we have a huge opportunity to support one another and be there to give one another an "atta girl" when we are most vulnerable.
I remember very recently finding out about our current pregnancy. It was not something I was prepared for, and yet, I found myself searching to hear anyone tell me anything other than "Oh, you're having ANOTHER ONE? Don't you know how those babies are made?" I just once wanted to hear "Congratulations! That's wonderful! Babies are a blessing." I also struggled with fear over what a 6th c-section could possibly do for my health.
It was on my lowest day that I read a Facebook status from a friend I hadn't seen in ages. She had posted Scripture that seemed to address my concerns and insecurities so well. It was: "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain. And God granted his request. - 1 Chronicles 4:10"
Will you send a card? Even though I had a fabulous Mother's Day, there are so many other days during the year where it is important to show our appreciation. Who will you send your card to?