Thursday, August 18, 2016

RealLife with RoxyB: Momlife. The REALlife version.

As school is beginning and the CRAZY is hitting the FAN... I hope you find this to be an encouragement... and permission to just... do ya thang!
This is ‪#‎momlife‬. (And ‪#‎dadlife‬ too😉💗👨‍👩‍👧‍👦).

Whether you have 1 kid or 12.
Whether you're trying to take a photo on the beach or getting everyone to sit still enough for a prayer before dinner.
Sometimes we're on POINT.
Sometimes we're a hot mess.

And that's okay!  I think one of the coolest things I've learned through motherhood is that we each get to paint our own picture of what "successful" parenting looks like. The fundamentals are the same... Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.   I'm sure we could throw a few others in there too...

But that looks different on all of us!  We have parts of that we're AWESOME at.  And then there are areas we kiiind of struggle.  I'm definitely weaker in some areas than others.  Husband is the strong one in the areas I fall a little shorter. And my kids? Well.  From one day to the next you JUST never know.   But!  Jesus closes the gap between our imperfection and that standard we all seem to strive for that NO ONE will ever reach. There is just SO MUCH PEACE... and LIFE... in the knowledge that we get to wake up every morning with a fresh dose of grace and mercy and forgiveness. A clean slate to make life that day as full and fruitful as possible. 

Some days that means DOing a lot. 
Some days that means a whole lot of REST. 
And some days... It's just a crapshoot haha. 

But that is the beauty of ‪#‎REALLIFE‬, my friends. 

I hope we can ALL know (but really EXPERIENCE) the truth of that every day!😊💗🙌 

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