Nothing humiliates you like children. They are experts at “showing themselves” in very public places:
We stand looking into their little faces and wonder, “Who ARE you? And where are MY children?”
The ugly cries.
The demanding voices.
The defiant responses.
The bright red crawls up our necks and faces. We wonder what others of thinking of us. At worst they are thinking we are horrible mothers, at best they pity us.
Can I say something I need to hear?
Embrace those moments. They are changing you. Those little day-to-day moments bring you closer to who God wants you to be.
When I brought my little guy home for the first time, I was overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with exhaustion, overwhelmed with the pressure of caring for a little one, and overwhelmed with joy. When I began that journey six years ago, I did not picture myself here – in the midst of chaos, crumbs, contentment, confusion, and Christ-likeness.