These babies. My gifts. When they were little I felt like a pretty dang good mama. These days, well, not as much as I would like. My challenge this week as part of the Missionary Mom Book Launch Team was to share an area of improvement in the "fruit" of my motherhood. When I thought about it, I realized my kids in this pic didn't need what my kids need today. Back then, they needed to literally be taken care of. In the meals, baths, stories read, songs sung, hugs given....they found security. So did I. Today, while I still do a few of those things for them, I realized, what they really need me to be better at is turning their lives over to God. To admit that I need to trust HIM and not think I can control my way into having happy kids. To respect their story. To respect their dreams. To give grace when they fail. To not assume the worst. That is the fruit they need from me. I so want to spare them the pain and heart ache I went through in my life. Ultimately, God knows their story, even if it is hard. It is my job to say, "They are yours, Lord. What's my role in their story? How can I pray for them. How can I support them?" I desperately want to get better at this. What area of motherhood do you want to grow in in order to produce the "fruit" in their lives and yours? .
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