The other night I broke down in my husband’s arms and told him that sometimes I just wanted to run away and never look back.

I love these children with every ounce of my soul, and I would do anything for them. I thank God for making me their momma, and I couldn’t be more proud of them.

But if I’m being completely honest, sometimes motherhood crushes me.

It pushes me to my limit and I find myself hiding in a closet as tears stream down my face because I just need a break.

Sometimes I want to run away and have five minutes of peace and quiet.

Sometimes motherhood is more than I can bear.

Maybe you feel like that too, sometimes.

You know what though, sweet friend?

You’re still a good momma. And so am I.

Shame might tell you that these feelings mean you are less than. Guilt might tell you that other moms have it figured out and you’re a failure. Anger might tell you that you need to get your act together because you aren’t good enough for your children.

Momma, tell those voices to take a hike.

Love says that those babies know how much they mean to you, and you’re much harder on yourself than they are. Grace says that we all fail, but those babies forgive us much quicker than we forgive ourselves. Mercy says to no longer believe the lies that the enemy whispers in our ear.

If motherhood is too much for you today, believe me when I tell you that you’re a good mom. Those babies are blessed to have you. God knew what He was doing when He gave them to you.

Let the voice of truth ring louder than the lies today.

This post originally appeared on Faith, Farming and Family 


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Caitlin Henderson

Caitlin Henderson is a small town girl from Kansas who fell in love with a farmer. They have three kids who keep her on her toes and always clinging to coffee. She is passionate about showing people Jesus, and telling the story of agriculture. She loves writing about their life full of grace, craziness, love, dirt, and cows.