Bad Day, Not a Bad Mom | Bad Day, Not a Bad Mom

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Have you ever had a bad day? Who am I kidding, of course you have! How do I know this, because everyone has bad days. I’ve had plenty. I didn’t get to sleep in as late as I want. The water wasn’t warm enough in the shower. The dog wouldn’t stop barking. Milk was spilled. I have drool and food on my clothes. Michael was in a bad mood. The list continues. All those things can make any day turn into a bad day.

On those days, we feel helpless. We think we did something wrong. If only I did this, maybe that wouldn’t have happened. If only I knew why my child was upset I could fix it. Us moms take everything very personally. We are Mrs. Fix-its when it comes to our children, or at least we think we are. Some days it’s true. We know what’s wrong and we know how to fix it. But some days, we are little off and you know what? It’s perfectly acceptable. We are allowed to be off from time to time because we aren’t perfect. We born into a sinful and imperfect world. On those bad days, we just need to remember we aren’t bad moms. Just because today may be a really bad day, doesn’t meant we are bad moms. If God can forgive us of every sin we committed, our children can forgive us for having a bad day.

On those days, those awful days where nothing seems go right, find something that makes you smile. Even during my bad days, I can still manage to put a smile on my face. Whether than smile comes from my husband coming home from work, a text from my mom or even a “hi” from Michael, something can make me smile. Those bad days, make the good days even better. It makes us grateful for everything we have, for everything that’s going right and it makes us thankful we have bad days because those bad days make us thankful. Think about it. If everything in your life was perfect, would you even know what good really is? Or if everything went just like you wanted, how would you be able to handle a day that doesn’t go your way?

God never gives us more than we can handle. During those bad days, we need to turn to Him. Ask Him for the strength, the courage and the patience to get through the day. Ask Him for new eyes to see the positives in a negative day. The next time you have a bad day, be thankful for it because it’s meant to show you just how strong you are as a mom and all the things you can go through. Remember, just because you have a bad day, doesn’t mean you’re a bad mom.