We’ve all been there. You know the moment I’m talking about. The one where you see another parent and think… how awful.

You’re walking down the aisle of the supermarket and you pass the mom screaming at her child. Does that make her a bad mom? Maybe.

Or maybe she just isn’t perfect. Maybe she’s the mom that had an awful day, or maybe she’s the mom who just doesn’t care.

So where’s the balance? Is there a balance?

I want to be a good parent. I want to set the example, love all the time and be perfect overall.

But that’s not possible. It’s just not. I am not perfect, I am flawed. All the wants in the world won’t change that.

Thankfully, there is One who is perfect. The One that my child can turn to and see what it all should look like when I fall short. Thank God for that. I think I wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure of perfection. Even now I know it will still be tough.

So I will continue try. Try to be strong, be loving, be gentle, be fair, be a lesson, be be be. And when I am not, I will try to apologize and let my child know that even though I’m not perfect and I made a mistake, that God doesn’t. God is there, and God is perfect.

Thank God for that.

 
  • Jessica W.

    This is such a great post. There is no perfect person, no matter how much we want to try to be. If we were, we wouldn't need God, but we do and thankfully, He is always there! 🙂

  • Kimberly Walker

    Great blog… I came across your blog through one of the blog hops. I am now following and look forward to reading more of your stuff. Feel free to follow back!
    All the best,
    Kim

    http://amoroccan-acat-and-my-bigass.blogspot.com/

  • Kimberly Walker

    Great blog… I came across your blog through one of the blog hops. I am now following and look forward to reading more of your stuff. Feel free to follow back!
    All the best,
    Kim

    http://amoroccan-acat-and-my-bigass.blogspot.com/

  • FamilyandlifeinLV

    New follower here. This is a great post, and I know the feeling. To me being a good parent is about responding to your child's needs in the best way you know how, and accepting that things don't always go according to plan. Happy to be here. Hope you will check us out.
    Emily
    http://www.familyandlifeinlasvegas.blogspot.com

  • MomRoad

    Thanks! I'm heading over to your blog now, I hope to see you back 🙂