Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Had a bad mommy morning.

My mommy wasn't bad.

I was.

I wasn't the only one. My kid wasn't doing the best, either. But I am responsible for my own actions and reactions.

Well, it keeps me in my place -- these failures. I get too high and mighty sometimes. Not feelin it right now, though. Pretty aware of my inabilities and inefficiencies and incapabilities right now.

Thank God, though. He loves me anyway. Just like I love my kid, even when that kid fails.

Speaking of failing and falling short. I recommend the Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. I highly recommend it. I will be re-reading this one. It's all about God's ferocious love for His little ragamuffins. And the fact that there is nothing we can do to earn His love or ever be good enough.


  1. I will take your recommendation and read "The Ragamuffin Gospel"...

    Do not feel bad...I have had some "bad" mommy days...I am so glad that it isn't entirely me that makes my children who they are. Thank you God!

  2. Ooh! I have had too many of those days. Glad I didn't have a blog back when my kids were living at home because I would have written a whole lot of them like this one. But thanks for your honesty and sincerity.

  3. At least it's just one day! I've had bad mommy weeks. Are my (your)babies alright?

  4. Those days happen. Hang in there.

  5. His mercies are new every morning. Tomorrow is a new day and each of you will do better.

    Thankfully, you don't have to be perfect to be a good parent, just forgiven.

  6. I' m glad God loves us the way we are!


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