A long-time friend visited us last week. She thanked me for posting pictures of the kids and asked why I didn't post more. My answer was quick and easy, "I don't want to be one of those moms." She knew exactly what I meant. I am not perfect and I might post a short story or photo about my kids, but I think about doing it much more than I actually do it. Not everyone enjoys slice of life of stay at home moms.
In my mind, I "practice" humility because of my humanness and sinfulness I can not be fully humble. It is a deep struggle to be proud of our children and practice temperance about their achievements. Hubby and I were raised with polar opposite views of parental pride. My sisters and I were good students, good citizens and very involved in many school clubs and activities. My parents supported us by allowing us our interests, endeavors and talents. They showed up, gave hugs, smiles, kind words and flowers BUT I never recall hearing them talk to others about our activities or accomplishments. Hubby's family praised everything he did and he could do no wrong. He was not a kid who was involved in anything outside of school.
Balance is a practice, never attained.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!