This is for all the wonderful moms I know, some near and some far. If I could look you in the eyes right now, this is what I would say to you:
You're doing a great job.
I'm proud of you.
You're doing the right thing for your family.
It's okay not be perfect.
This phase won't last forever.
You don't have to love every moment of parenting to be a good mother.
Needing a break from your children doesn't mean you don't love them.
You are a uniquely gifted person. Your children are extraordinarily blessed to have you as their mother.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for you.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for your children.
There are as many styles of mothering as there are mothers. Don't compare what you do poorly to what others do well. In fact, it's best not to compare yourself to others at all.
Hang in there.
Just being there for your children, loving them the best you can, is the best gift you can give them.