Today living in grace meant I went back in the girls' bedroom long after bedtime and kissed them goodnight one more time. Today was a fun, busy, and long day, so I was counting the hours and minutes until bedtime tonight.
Then after I sat down after bedtime I ran through all my mom fails for the day. I yelled instead of talking nicely, I assumed instead of understood, and I had to look Molly in the eyes after she asked me "why are you so mean?" I had no good answer to that, I was just having a mean moment.
I felt overwhelmed and like a big loser. Then I extended myself some grace and vowed to start fresh tomorrow.
I am sure I will fail greatly again tomorrow, but hopefully I will be able to recover quickly and start again.
I am beyond thankful that God has allowed me to care for Molly and Lucy and I want to do the best I can, but my best sometimes isn't always stellar. So with lots of God's help and grace, hopefully I will raise some pretty stellar girls!