Winter can be a dreary time of year. Lots of rain or snow make the sun disappear for days at a time. Little irritations can seem so much bigger than they really are. The promise of spring is ahead, but just out of reach. And the kids. They just want to be outside! (How do you help a two year old understand that he cannot ride his bike when it is 30 degrees outside?!)
How does one make it through the long season of short days and longer nights? Only by His grace. There have been many days lately that I have felt like a failure as a Mom. I have felt like I am doing this all wrong, and that my children will bear the ill-affects. But when I start thinking like that, I must remind myself that it is not all about me! The ultimate good of my children rests in the hands of my all-wise Father, and He can use me in spite of the times I fall.
My boys both got bikes for Christmas, and sad to say, they have both already had little wrecks here and there. Do they quit, though? No. They cry a little, get Mama to kiss their ouchie, and then get back on and pedal some more.
Yes we will fail as Moms. We’ll have those days when all we can do at the end of them is to beg God for grace for the next day. Don’t give up. Keep trusting His grace, knowing that “He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.” (I Thess. 5:24)