As a parent, there are many moments when you doubt yourself and your parenting skills. You might wonder if you are really equipped to be a parent to your child. You make mistakes and go over and over them in your head afterwards, wishing you had made a different choice. There might be moments that you feel like you have failed your child. There might be days when it all feels like too much!
I want to tell you something…. you are doing a great job! You are exactly the parent your child needs you to be. Your child doesn’t need you to be perfect. They need you to be there for them and not give up. They just need you to show up every day and show them that you love them – especially if they try to push you away. Remember, God chose you to be the parent for your child. He knew that you would be the perfect parent for your child! When I feel overwhelmed, instead of thinking, “I can’t do this!” I try to say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)