Saturday, June 12, 2010

Image Idols

In the middle of the mall. Another meltdown. Screaming, kicking, wailing. Eyes upon us. My friend Becky volunteered to watch Jada and her daughter, Megan, while I took Jesse to the restroom. Then we left our play date early, and I cried most of the way home. I'm not the mother I thought I would be. Picture perfect days with polite and precious children. Me, ever patient and kind. People praising, "such wonderful parenting." Oh, I'd forgotten again about sin, mine and my daughters'. As another of my idols comes crashing down around me, I'm reminded again of just how far I am from being like Jesus and just how desperate I am for His grace.


Mike and Katie said...

Oh yes, I remember plenty of conversations with God, "If you give me more children I promise I'll be a perfect wife and mother!" I'm glad he gave me a few more even though he knew better.

La Familia Garcia said...

YES! His grace is enough!
2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Vanesa said...

LOL- this makes me smile! So glad ONE of us is still blogging ;)