What a lot of responsibility we have as mothers, and it can be easy to become discouraged. I came across the following poem recently, shared by a friend, ... and thought it spoke so clearly of where our strength comes from. Not from ourselves, but from following hard after God.
"Lord, who am I to teach the way
To little children day by day
So prone myself to go astray?
I teach them knowledge, but I know
How faint they flicker, and how low
The candles of my knowledge glow
I teach them power to will and do,
But only now to learn anew
My own great weakness through and through
I teach them love for all mankind
And all God's creatures, but I find
My love comes lagging far behind
Lord, if their guide I still must be,
O let the little children see
The teacher leaning hard on Thee."
By Lesley Pinckney Hill