|This is exactly how I feel tonight! I hate that. I don't like putting the kids to bed and feeling like a failure. I'm praying for a better day tomorrow with my three little blessings.|
I shared this picture on Facebook with the caption below. The kids woke up from their naps and were in such foul moods. I could not do anything to make them happy. Paul got off work and found me tear stained because I felt like a total failure as a mom. The night ended with me yelling and losing my temper because I was over the whining, screaming, crying, etc.
By the time all the kids were in bed I was so disappointed in myself and ended up crying (again) thinking about how I handled everything during the day.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. (Psalm 30:5b)
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. (Lamentations 3:22-24)
All parents have their moments where they feel like failures, but the important thing to remember is...now what? Do you give up and just accept that you're a horrible parent, or do you ask God to help you try harder the next day?
Today I keep reminding myself of the promises God has given me in His Word whenever one of the kids act up and I feel myself get irritated. I'm so thankful for new days to try harder! Aren't you?