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Mother's Guilt

If you’ve ever felt it…you’re not alone.

No matter our circumstances; stay-at-home mom, working parent, single, or married—we all share the same responsibility of providing the nurturing support our children need from toddler to maturity. Since parenting is a learn-as-you-go process. This means even our best efforts will be filled with successes, and failures.

It’s easy to celebrate the wins. Accepting the failures can be hard to swallow.

For me, questions like, “Is the hurt they’re feeling today, connected to anything I could’ve, or should’ve handled differently?” And just the speculation of that being true, a sleepless night where guilt reigns is possible, if I let it.

Fortunately, I serve a God whose grace is bigger than my mistakes.

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. (ESV)

That scripture verse is talking about how we are to treat a fellow believer, but I have long considered it to be my parenting promise. I love my children, guide them to the best of my ability, and trust that God fills every deficiency, and covers every wrong in my endeavors to be a good mom. And that peace makes all the difference.


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