Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's because Wonder Woman does not live at my house.

We live in a society that women are told that we can have it all. We can work full time, balance marriage kids, friends and do it all 100%.

That's a big fat lie.

I'm not perfect and the new adjustment in my life has been hard for everyone.

I make mistakes all of the time.

I sometimes don't handle situations as well as I should.

I feel guilt all the time.

I worry all the time.

I want to be everywhere all at one, I want to be everything to everybody.

I fail often.

For the longest time I thought there was something wrong with me because I couldn't do it all, I felt (and still do) that I borrow from Peter to pay Paul. Constantly juggling and always dropping the ball.

One of my favorite talks at conference this year was about women. It was beautiful and everything I needed to hear. I found peace when Quentin L Cook said this:

"First, no woman should ever feel the need to apologize or feel that her contribution is less significant because she is devoting her primary efforts to raising and nurturing children. Nothing could be more significant in our Father in Heaven’s plan. Second, we should all be careful not to be judgmental or assume that sisters are less valiant if the decision is made to work outside the home. We rarely understand or fully appreciate people’s circumstances. Husbands and wives should prayerfully counsel together, understanding they are accountable to God for their decisions."

I. absolutely. agree.

Yep, Wonder Woman does not live at my house - but I'm ok with that.