Posted by Judy Episcopo posted 7 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 58 minutes ago...
Is there such a person? I am not sure we could even agree on a definition. Is it a mom who is able to do anything and everything? From having a successful career, to being a gourmet cook, to attending all her children’s sporting events, to always having well behaved children that love and adore each other at all times? Super mom is as real as Superman…NOT! If anything, it can be said parenthood is humbling. Being a mom stripped me of any hopes I had of being a together, ‘I’ve-got-this-covered,’ capable woman. Many times I began the day feeling automatically under qualified and ending the day knowing I failed at many things and at least one person I loved was probably disappointed in me.
I was definitely not a super mom, but my kids turned out to be super kids! How did that happen? I wish I had a “silver bullet” kind of answer, and I have given this question a lot of thought. Yes, it is important to learn some parenting skills, read books, join mom groups, take classes with your husband. All of these things are important to start with and that is why we offer parenting classes in Women’s Ministry. In fact this fall we are offering two great classes to help and encourage moms, The Strong Willed Child and The Seven Virtues You Can Teach Your Kids. I highly recommend either group, especially if you are a new mom and have never taken a mom’s study. You will find encouragement, biblical advice, and friendship — all essential ingredients to survive and thrive the mommy years. I think all of these experiences helped contribute to any parenting success I might have had.
As I reflect on parenting, I realize that it was a gift God gave to teach me more about Himself and how He loved and worked in my life. Raising my kids was more about how my Heavenly Father was raising me. The more responsive and dependent I became on Him, the more confidence and resources I had to raise my children. I began to realize that successful “mommy-hood” was more about communicating the reality of my faith-walk so that my children, whatever they decided, would know without a doubt that I loved them and that they had a Perfect Father, a Super Parent, who loved them even more.
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Appleton Alliance Church
2693 W Grand Chute Blvd
Appleton, WI 54913
Exit Highway 41 at Richmond Street (Hwy 47). Go south on Richmond one block and turn right onto Capitol Drive. Head west on Capitol Drive until you get to Lynndale Avenue and turn right (north) on Lynndale. Go over the overpass, then turn left onto Grand Chute Boulevard.Learn More ×
Dr. Dennis Episcopo is the Senior Pastor of Appleton Alliance Church and has served in Pastoral ministry for 30 years. Appleton Alliance has grown from 700 to over 3,000 attendees since moving to our current facility in 2003. Currently, the church is completing a 35 million dollar campus and has been designated one of the fastest growing churches in America by Outreach Magazine.Learn More ×