On several occasions, I’ve mentioned to a mom friend that I managed to pull something – a costume, meal, present, etc. – out of thin air at the last minute. She affirmed that, yes, being a parent means whipping things out at the last second, and perfection may not happen. And that’s okay.
Being a parent is tough — and way different than I imagined. But maybe we are too hard on ourselves. And perhaps if we go easier on ourselves, we will be less inclined to judge another mom who is doing her best. I’m going to try to offer a little grace and patience and I hope you’ll do the same.
This message is excerpted from a Women of the ELCA blog by Elizabeth McBride. You can read it here. Today we remember Maximilian Kolbe, who died in 1941; and Kaj Munk, who died in 1944; martyrs.
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