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Mom Guilt 5,000


Ugh, yall.

Today was one of those days where I did something so utterly inexcusable that I just wanted to crawl under something and die. This self-proclaimed death sentence wasn’t from something I did to embarrass myself but feeling embarrassed of someone else.

Here it is, so hold your breath…

It was my nearly 3-year-old little girl. My pumpkin, my witty little jokester, my beautiful Disney singing princess. I was embarrassed of her today.

That feeling came and went and SHOOK me to the core with guilt. I wish it was because of something she did. Some annoying way she acted or a tantrum she threw…but it wasn’t.

I was embarrassed because I thought she was annoying someone that I have been trying to gain acceptance from. And in my dumb, stupid, idiotic mind (okay, I’m being dramatic, but the guilt is real), I thought for a split second that maybe she was ruining my chances.


What kind of a mom feels that way about her own kid?! Obviously, the insecure kind. The kind that will go to great lengths to feel accepted.

Galatians 5:1 says, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Why do I keep submitting myself to this yoke of slavery? This bondage of NEEDING to feel accepted. So much so that my very own child gets caught in the crosshairs.

I promised myself I would be authentic in this blog, but man, this one’s hard. And honestly, it’s a pill I’m having a hard time swallowing.

This is the wake up call I needed to really partner with God about these feelings of belonging. Because I already belong. We all do. As sons and daughter of the King. Somehow, in the throes of life and people, I forget I’m an heir. 

Pray with me that the chains that hold me and so many others will be broken in the name of Jesus.

Here’s to keeping it real – one post at a time.

God bless, yall.

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Lia Brady is wife to her best friend, momma bear to 4 of the most perfect little girls and an extroverted lover of people.

Her stories of love, loss, abuse, and restoration will rouse the lioness (or lion) in you and help you begin to understand the impossible grace of Jesus.

Lia is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, teacher, and worship singer, and is proud of her ability to foster long-lasting connections and lead people to a deeper relationship with Christ.

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