A few months ago I stayed with a couple of ladies in a hotel for Colour Conference in Sydney. I took our youngest along who was about 5-months-old at the time. She fell sick during the trip & it wasn’t the easiest of times but I clearly remember one of the ladies from our room, that I had only just met, kept saying to me “You are doing a great job,” “your a great mum”. Those few words were so encouraging to me and instead of feeling judged or given advice she kept lifting me up.

Now don’t get me wrong I love advice – I need advice on motherhood – But man was it good to hear those words!! They were like a breath of fresh air. I will never forget that lady. It got me thinking, how many times do I try and offer advice? (all out of good will and care) yet sometimes it is not advice a mum needs to hear… it’s just those few simple words,

“You are doing a great job,” “you’re a super mum”!!

Let’s face it – motherhood is amazing but sometimes it offers it challenges. We all have one of those days or weeks that are just a little hectic or down right hard. That was me two weeks ago. I was battling with flu and migraines while two of my children also were sick and up most nights for hours at a time coughing. I am still recovering 🙂 Most days I just wanted to crawl into bed and sleep the day away – however I didn’t have that option. There were three little people needing my attention and care. My husband was amazing and helped me where he could but it was a tough few weeks. (I take my hat off to single mums).

I was reminded by a guest speaker at church a few weeks ago – that these moments are only a ‘chapter’ in the book of our lives. And in light of what is going on in the world around us it’s not hard to be thankful for something right! But even though it may feel small in comparison to other situations – it is still real! The mothering gig is not always easy and so I want to encourage you today.

“You are doing a great job,” “you’re a super mum”!!

You may be thinking, that all sounds nice Melly – but if you heard the way I just spoke to my child I am anything but that. Well let me say… No one is perfect (thank you Jesus for grace) and in so many ways you are!!!!!  You are a super mum – there is no one else like you!!!

Encouragement of the week:

If you are having a rough day, know that you are not alone and your doing a great job. If you are having a great day, let’s encourage someone else that needs to hear these words…

“You are doing a great job,” “you’re a super mum”!!

Have a great weekend!!

Love Melly x