I used to be an angry mom. To those who know me right now, that would come as a complete shock. It would be difficult for them to believe. Not because I put on this façade of my mothering or because my kids live in a state of fear of embarrassing me…but because the fruit of Godly parenting is evident in my family. Trust me, this did not happen because I’m ‘all that’. Actually, it is a by-product of some necessary steps of healing I’ve had to take in my own life. It’s actually quite fascinating how it has unfolded. And the realization of the serious effects that my own spiritual, emotional, and mental health have on my children humbles my heart. Because it could have turned out much differently. And not in a good way. Especially when you compare your own past of being raised in an unstable home and you see a huge difference. Again, I am humbled. So humbled that my God chose to heal me and make me the woman…and mom…I am today. Humbled that my husband showed incredible patience with me – seriously, he could have left, God knows he had more than enough reason to between me and my family.
I know the importance of mom’s overall health – and how it affects parenting – and the overall health of her children her entire family. That’s why I chose Ifeoma’s post, as my feature this week. She puts forth some very thought-provoking questions for us moms. I hope you take the time to pop over to her site and read through the questions, asking yourself as you read. Take our time. Don’t rush the process. Your parenting will greatly benefit from it as you seek healing from the Healer of your heart.
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