Saturday, April 28, 2012
Hi everyone I've been blogging over at my other site melissaheerebout.com and I wanted to add this blog to this site as well - Redefining Sometimes I shock myself by how much I let other people, society, perception define who I am. Tim and I had a long talk yesterday about some things I’m feeling about motherhood. Coming away from that conversation I’m realizing that I let my perception of motherhood and the way that society views motherhood to define my feeling and self confidence as I mother. Here’s the real truth - Motherhood is the hardest thing I’ve ever done and many times I make it WAY harder then it needs to be. As my husband very lovingly pointed out I’m an idealist. I have a plan and I want it to go that way. It’s true, I’ve talked about my task list and my planing before and there are times when I just hold on way to tight. Instead of allow other people’s expectation define who am I, what type of woman I want to become and how I choose to be a mom - what I define that ?? I mean I get to choose everyday if I allow all those other people define what I can and can’t do, how I should act, what my house looks like - I allow people who look at me strange because my toddler has a dirty face and mismatch socks sometimes - what if I just gave myself a break and instead of defining my life by my worst moments I define them by best. I have an amazing example of how to live this life by simply looking towards Jesus. I can look at his life and it shows me the best possible way to be human. We all have God given strengths and talents what if I lean into them and even better then allowing myself to define who I am what if I allow God to define who I am? SO here’s to redefining and allow God to shape who I am!