But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
So in that case, this is a boasting post. Boasting on my weaknesses as a mother and rejoicing in the fact that because of Christ I am made strong in my weaknesses.
Let's get it straight, I am not a horrible mama bear, the bear part just comes out TOO much sometimes and it's directed (frustratingly) at my daughter. I know your kids shouldn't have the power to push your buttons or depict your mood, but like I said, it's one of my weaknesses.
And last week, that weakness shown through big time. I punished out of anger, I yelled, and I threw my own tantrum while hers was going on. BUT I'm the adult and the example, and I wasn't being either one with my actions. (No matter how sassy or disrespectful she was.)
I apologized to her for my actions and it became a huge teaching moment for the both of us. I told her I should have not done that and I was sorry for my actions. I told her that I need Jesus to help me, just as much as I tell her to pray for help and guidance.
I told her (and she heard my loud voice while I did it) that I had to retreat to pray and that is how I was able to come out more calmly to talk to her. I also explained that I'll never be perfect but I will do better at being an example for her. To be more like Jesus.