Dear New Mom,
Today, I thought of you.
I thought of your ambition. I thought of your desire to be the best mother that you could possibly be. I thought of the dreams that you have for your child. As I thought of you, I thought of the journey that you are going to take as your child grows older.
Each day will give you something new. There will be opportunities to be your best and your worst, but I encourage you to be your best. Even when you find that you have not done that, don’t beat yourself up. Stop…take a minute and ask God to forgive and help you. Ask Him for wisdom, and then forgive yourself. Allow yourself to make mistakes. We all do it. This life is full of chances to grow and being a mother is one of them.
Your child’s will help you develop patience. Your patience will help your child develop character.
If you find that you need help, don’t be afraid to ask. Everyone has moments when they cannot do it all on their own. You are not weak, dumb, or less than because you need some assistance.
Remember that your child is a gift. No matter how you feel, remind yourself that God gave that precious baby to you. Although there are times when you may feel clueless, remember that all mothers have felt that way. You are not the only one. Everything that you need to raise your child has been place in you by God. He will help you to do it if you ask.
Today, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Remember to take a breath. You have to breath. Rest…You have to rest. Be…don’t try, just be. Today, I pray that you would be strengthened…that you would laugh…and if you cry, that you would feel free, knowing that God caught each prayer encompassed in the tears.
Today, I want to encourage you. You are enough. Hold on! Don’t let go! Don’t be afraid, you are not alone. Find a way to have fun and when that voice in your head tells you that you can’t do it, tell it to shut up. Give this your all and you will see your fruit turn into someone that brings you great joy.