Embracing Imperfection

My day was not too hard.  It was not too busy.  It was not perfect either. I caught a cold and feel lousy.

I struggle with having unrealistic expectations of myself, and my family too.  This postpartum season is certainly challenging me here.  I need to be challenged, because I need to offer more grace to myself, my husband and my children.

This post is meant to be short, because the message I am getting today is to embrace imperfection.  I don’t need to write the perfect blog post.

The sermon at church challenged and inspired me to be more like Jesus. I got my bangs trimmed and my eyebrows waxed (oh and my upper lip too—sad day).  I bought new shoes for tomorrow’s modeling stint.  My kids were pretty well behaved and I had fun playing with each of them.

What didn’t happen?  A shower.  I didn’t wake up to a clean house.  I didn’t post my intended story today.  I didn’t read all my e-mails.  I didn’t vacuum. I haven’t done my weekly planning, and the dinner dishes are still in the sink.

I did nourish my baby, like every hour and a half! I made a delicious dinner, I read God’s word. I snuggled my husband in bed instead of waking up early.

I am embracing my imperfect day, instead of wishing it away.  Instead of feeling anger over my shortcomings, I feel thankful.  This is an intentional choice, and it doesn’t come naturally.

This is the day that the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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