I thought a lot about it all on the way home, and realized that we are all still in process in one area or another. All we can really do is just offer each other ourselves; our friendship, our honesty, lots of encouragement, and some of the things we have learned. Come on, let’s be honest. How much do you actually enjoy talking to someone who is a “super-mom” and has it all together: happy, well-behaved, immaculately dressed children, an always spotless home, three made-from-scratch meals every day, a flat post-baby stomach, a thriving side-business, and a happy husband? (I’d rather poke my eyes out with a rusty fork!) I mean, we all strive for that, but if we actually achieved it, we would be pretty intimidating to everybody else normal out there. (Don’t worry, I am in no danger of that happening any time soon.)
My point is this: it’s ok to still be learning. It’s ok to have days where we lose it with our children or hubby or both. It’s ok to not always reach the perfection that we so long for-it makes us a little more relate-able, and totally human. I am so grateful to have a family that loves me no matter what, friends who will still be my friend even when I’m not at my best, and a God who loves me just as I am, and is determined to see me overcome. This is a great and complex journey we are on. Life is always moving and changing, and so we always are too. Just be you today. Be ok with who you are and what you have, and always be open to change and growth that will cause you to be even more. I promise you this: we are going to make it!