Dear Young Mother with young children. Don't compare yourself with other mothers. It's a temptation; I know. I used to feel like this dead flower next to all the perfect ones.
The Lord doesn't want us to compare ourselves with others. Lay all your worries, fears, inadequacies down at His feet. Ask Him to help you be the wife and mother you desire to be. He will encourage you and help you to do your best for His glory. Keep your eyes fixed on Him as you do your best. His opinion of you is the One that counts; and He loves you more than you know.Another opinion that counts is your husband's. I found that knowing that he loves me and that he likes the way I do things, matters far more than what others may or may not think of me. Most people are too busy with their own lives to think about me anyway, and the truth is, if they did think of me it was probably good. The above picture is me with my very nice neighbors Kari, Kristi and Sue. I used to feel so low around them. I just knew in my heart that they had it all together and were much better wives and mothers than I was. The truth is we were all learning and they were sweet as could be. They never caused me to feel lower than I ought; I was just comparing myself. I have come a long way since then.
I found this pretty flower and card sitting on my computer when I came home from work the other day. I was so over-joyed. My sweet husband left it where he knew I'd find it. Bless you dear mother as you rejoice with your happy home keeping your focus on the Lord. He will build your confidence as He has mine.
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. "