Being a mom isn't about being perfect.. breathe a sigh of relief. With the rise of fostering, adoption, and blending families to add step children, the image of motherhood is changing. It's okay to get out of the typical image of mom and step into the freedom of just being you! As we go through the process of raising children, blending families, and whatever else life throws our way, we are learning and growing ourselves as well. We aren't on a mission of perfection. We can choose to make the best of each day. Every night, no matter how tough the day was, we have the choice to shake off the frustrations, lay aside our imperfections, and remind ourselves of how far we've already come. Every morning is a fresh start to making new memories, and reminding our children how loved they are.
Enjoy some snip its from my chaotic life of being a mom of an internationally adopted child, and our blended family that added two step children. We have been through a whirlwind and broken past, but we are progressing into who God has called us to be. This is the journey of our remaking. I hope you laugh, cry, and find courage from our experiences.
To all the mom's of foster, adopted, and step children: you are a hero!