Mommy Sense and Sensibility is a mix of common sense, sensibility, and a search for a sense of direction…with some type of 6th sense thrown in. More than that, Mommy Sense and Sensibility often only makes sense to us. We feel we are supposed to head in one direction, even though our neighbor chooses a different path. There are common Sensibility traits, but when it comes down to it, God gifts us with what we need for ourselves, our family, and the unique journey He has for each of us.
Thankfully, He’s also given us three tools for our journey: “God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible,” 2 Timothy 1:7 (The Message). As moms, what could we possibly need more than these three things? Personally, I need all three…every day! Every minute!
This is what my friend Cara says about that:
Being bold means I stand up to my kids, stand up for my kids, and fight for their interests when needed. Being loving means I do my best to help them to be secure in the knowledge that while I may not like their actions I will always love them. It also means being willing to do the uncomfortable things like discipline so that they can become the people God has called them to be. Being sensible means following a budget even when it’s not fun, saying no to every whim and desire a kid expresses so I can say yes to the important ones. ~Cara, mother of three
How have you been bold today?
How have you been sensible?
How have you been loving?
I’d love to hear!