Encouragement from a fellow Mom

On this past Sunday, our church had service and then a Christmas play afterwards.  My girls have been driving me crazy about the play.  They were so indecisive if they wanted to participate in it.  One minute yes they want to be in it, the next no.  During Sunday school for a few weeks, they were practicing songs.  They had several practices during the weeks before the show.  Whenever these practices came on a Friday night or Saturday morning, I struggled to get my girls to want to go.  They were too tired etc.  They did not go to any practices.  The day before the play, I had one child wanting to be in it and another not.  They were driving me absolutely bonkers!  Then I had a husband that was clueless about the whole process.  On that Sunday, they decided last minute that they wanted to participate in it.  After the service and a quick snack, I hustled 3 girls into the bathroom to get them changed into their clothes.  I was feeling like a failure since my children did not practice like everyone else and I literally threw the baby into a friend’s hands so I could get the others ready.  We barely got them done in time to get on the stage.  Jennifer must have seen my despair on my face as I said,” I am feeling like I am goofing up every day!”  Her reply, “You are doing great Momma!  I always feel like I am goofing up daily too!”  Jennifer you have no idea how much that meant to me in that particular moment.  Thank you my friend.  I guess as Moms we are hard on ourselves and put so much pressure on ourselves to get it right.  All we can do is do our best and put one foot in front of the other.