You are formally invited to be a “Whatever Mom.”
I know…it sounds like something I would discipline my kid for saying to me. “Whatever Mom!”
No, it’s more than that, but if that is what helps you remember it, that’s fine with me!
And if you REALLY want to remember it better, click at the bottom of this blog to receive a free 5×5 download of the “Whatever Mom” image. It’s cute and will go great hanging in your kitchen! (but please, read through and TRY not to skip to the end. Or if you are incredibly impatient like me, download it and then come back up here and start reading.)
A 2,000-year-old letter:
Over 2,000 years ago, a man named Paul wrote a letter to a bunch of people in modern-day Greece. The people were like family to Paul, and they were going through some pretty tough trials in their lives. He wrote this letter to encourage his friends to have joy amidst those trials.
Here’s what he said.
Isn’t that beautiful?
Now, these words were written to people who were being persecuted because of their faith in Jesus, but if those people could find joy amidst their circumstances, certainly we moms can, right?
In fact, it all sounds easy enough.
Until your child wakes up from their nap earlier than expected.
Until you step in poop on the carpet. (Yep, that happened)
Or after you have sweated blood and tears to get dinner on the table — only to have your kid say they don’t want to eat it.
The truth is — it’s not easy. Not at all. But Whatever Moms choose to see past the chaos.
So, how on earth do you focus on these things in the midst of such chaos? As a Stay-At-Home Mom? Or a Single Mom? A Foster Mom? Or a Mom with an Empty Nest?
With Help. With Joy. With Patience. And with Coffee……and the Oreos stashed where the kids can’t find them.
So grab a cup of coffee (and maybe some Oreos) and join me on this incredible journey, as we discover what it truly means to be a Whatever Mom.
And maybe, share an Oreo with your kid while you read it. After all, it’s the little moments shared that matter. And maybe Instagram it while you’re at it and add the hashtag #whatevermoms.
…NO. No. No. No.
…Don’t touch that!
As promised, here is my link. Free of charge. A free 5×5 print to hang wherever you will see it on a daily basis. Or turn it into a magnet!
Be sure and share your #WhateverMom moments!
**click the link, then right click the photo and ‘save as’ to your computer.