June 24, 2015

Put On Blinders!

You've seen her, I've seen her, she's the pinterest mom. The mom who makes all other moms pale in comparison. 

Being a mom is one of my passions. I try my hardest to let my little know that I love her fiercely. I would do anything for her and I thank God for letting me borrow His perfect child while she's on Earth. At the end of the day, a 4 year old's foot in my face while she's sleeping in my bed is just Heaven. Never thought I would think that. 

But during the day. During the awake hours, half the time I want to pull my hair out. I wonder who got me into this disaster! Hubby, that's who! The days are long, each hour slowly passes, but at the end of the day, I realize how truly short it was. My days with her are numbered. She'll be on her own sooner than I like. All too often she likes to remind me that she's getting bigger and older. And I love her, fiercely and wish I could pause the time. Even though she's a royal pain in the neck at times. 

Then there's the pinterest mom. Just when I start to think I'm doing a great job, pinterest mom blends up some non toxic peanut butter playdoh (sans sugar of course) and shoves it in my face. Is it wrong that I really just want to eat it? Pinterest mom gets her workout in and looks like a bombshell doing it, is she even panting? Pinterest mom does not have a foot in her face when she's sleeping. Pinterest mom, is she real? I kinda don't think she is. I think we put our best foot forward when we are on Pinterest or any other social media. I mean, we all have rockstar moments, if we only showcased those special moments, we could all be pinterest-mom, AmIright?! 

Don't let Satan steal your joy and your triumphs at being a mom! You are no less of a mother than any other mother. John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." Focus on your family and God, put blinders on to everything else. Galatians 6:4 “Let everyone be sure to do his very best, for then he will have the personal satisfaction of work done well and won’t need to compare himself with someone else”

So my advice to myself, and you if you want it, is to put on blinders! Stop caring about what the other mommies on the block are doing, and just do your thing. Love your little in the best way you know how, with a passion that only you can deliver, and you know what, she doesn't know anything different, so she thinks you are the BEST, whether your play dough is bought from the store or made from peanut butter. 

My goal is to stop comparing my life to someone else. I'm me, I'm special, God gave me strengths and weaknesses and He gave her to me because He knew that we are made for each other, because He designed it that way. So let's make a vow to stop and smell the flowers, take a pause and worry about only yourself and your adventure with your little one today, even if that adventure is being cooped up in the house watching Alvin and the Chipmunks for the umpteenth time... and stop comparing your mommy life to someone else's, pact? 

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