You are enough
The past little while my my toddler has been challenging for me. I think there’s a lot of contributing factors for why he may be acting more temperamental, a big one being that he just doesn’t get out as much as he used to before COVID and doesn’t have as much social interactions with others.
I have my own days where I’m not feeling that great too. I’m just grumpy or stressed. So when we get a day when we’re both off, it can lead to a lot of frustration for both of us. I’ve been praying to be able to “respond with love” (a teaching from Thomas S. Monson) and it seems to be helping.
At the end of the day when I look back over everything that’s happened I often think I could have handled things better. I could have been more patient, more loving, more understanding. But that’s where Christ comes in. I ask him to sanctified my day. To make up for the area in which I lack.
I know I’m doing my best and that’s all I can do. Being a mom is hard. We’re always learning, always trying. But we have to remember that we’re not going to be perfect and that’s okay. We don’t need to be. Whatever you have to offer today is enough.
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