Over the next two weeks, you’re going to be writing letters to yourself, your younger self. Letters that you hope will encourage other moms. Letters that you believe will offer grace to the messy houses, weary bodies, and even the broken hearts. Letters you pray will bless those who are knee deep in the trenches of midnight feedings, terrible twos, and navigating the tweens.
When the Lord laid this idea on your heart, you were scared. You didn’t think you had anything new or valuable to offer but He kept pushing and the words laid heavy forcing their way out of your heart and mind and on to the screen.
Remember this, Teri, if you remember nothing else: He didn’t ask you to write these letters because you have all the answers! He knows you don’t. And so will everyone else who reads them. The Lord asked you to share your victories and your vulnerabilities. But most of all, He has asked you to share Him. So, do it! Share what you’ve done, share how you’ve failed, share the grace you’ve experienced through it all.
Why? Because you need to be reminded and I bet there are lots of other moms who need to be reminded too. You are doing a great job!
So, remember the laughter and the tears, the successes and the failures. Celebrate the days filled with accomplishment and the nights spent wondering if you were doing anything right.
Because someone else is out there feeling the same way and your gift to her is your story!
Believing in Him and what He’s called you to do!
I have loved reading your posts. It makes me miss you so much! I am thankful for your friendship and for the beautiful example of what a mother should be.
Teri Lynne Underwood says
Thank you, Val! I miss you too. Much.