Encouragement for New Moms: You’re Doing Better Than You Think

Have you ever felt the nudge to say something but you let fear keep your mouth shut? I have.

My family has been in the “church-dating” process (as my husband calls it), trying to find a new place to land. We had been attending one church for a couple of months, but it was a larger church, and we didn’t know many people.

One Sunday, there was a couple sitting in front of us who had a newborn baby with them. I could see the nerves and anxiety coming from the mom. It was obvious that she was still adjusting to this huge life change. I could see that she wasn’t entirely comfortable in her role yet.

I wanted to say to her, “You’re doing a great job. Trust yourself,” but it felt silly to say that to a stranger.

After the service, we had a chance to talk with them for a little while. It was their first day back at church since their son was born 8 weeks ago. Once again, I felt the nudge to say something, but I kept my mouth shut, and now I’m kicking myself for that foolish choice.

She was placed right in front of me that day, and I could have been an encouragement to her. I could have spoken life and hope into the struggle she was facing, but I didn’t. I selfishly kept my mouth shut because I didn’t want to look silly.

Since I didn’t get to tell her that she’s doing a good job, I just want to take a moment to encourage all the mamas out there.

You’re doing a great job.

Trust yourself. I know you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing. I know you’re afraid of messing up. Let me tell you, we all feel that, but you’re doing so much better than you realize.

It doesn’t matter if we’ve just brought our first baby home from the hospital or if we’re sending our baby off to college. We all feel like we’re not fully equipped.

Each season that comes our way brings up those insecurities again and again. But sweet mama, you’re doing a great job. Trust yourself.

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