So I’ve been on this “Mom” Journey for the last 12 and a half years (give or take a few days). I pride myself on being a good mother. I stay home, I work on my projects when the kids are sleeping, and try to provide healthy meals disguised as yummy fun foods. This doesn’t include tackling Mount Everest everyday in the laundry room, the bills I pay, or the yucky chores reserved for me. But lately I don’t feel like I’m being a good mom. A few months ago, God shook me awake by pointing out a few flaws. One flaw in particular is a glaring blind spot about commanding my kids to obey, just because I’m mom.
Because my children are growing up, I’m looking towards their futures and I’m worried that I am not preparing them to make good choices or have integrity and resolve to be a godly person. Instead, I’m afraid that all I’ve taught them to do up to this stage in life is obeying to keep mama happy. Seriously, how is that going to work out for them when they’re eighteen or twenty-four?
|Does this timeout look like we are accomplishing the goal of thinking about what they did?
Nope, didn’t think so, but I thought I would ask.