A mom I know is pregnant with baby number 3. She has no energy, fights constant nausea, but still wants to be a fun mom for her girls. When her girls begged to go to the park she couldn’t say no…again. So she took them, but she stayed in the car. She had to be still and quiet to keep from being sick.
As she watched her girls play, she started to get a bad taste in her mouth…but it had nothing to do with her pregnancy. The taste was the memory of a judgmental thought she’d had four year ago when seeing another mom do exactly what she was doing.
She remembered thinking, “Come on…really? What kind of mom can’t get out of the car to play with her kids?”
Now she had understanding that she didn’t have back then, and she was convicted of her judgmental heart.
The Bible tells us that we are not to judge others (Matthew 7:1-5) and that we are to “remove the log out of our own eye before we try to remove the splinter out of someone else’s eye.”
Let’s be moms of grace instead of moms of judgment.
…Grace to make different decisions in our parenting.
…Grace to give a smile or a hug instead of judgment when a mom’s teen has made a poor choice.
…Grace to use money, time, or talents differently than we do.
When we can learn to give grace to one another the mommy wars will end, the love and acceptance will increase, and the comparison games we play will disappear.
It can start with you and I.
Will you join me?
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