Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.
My faults and failings as a mother often seem to be so many. Many times I look these beautiful children that God has given to me, and wonder how He thought I was the perfect mother for them? I often struggle. I mess up. I have to say I'm sorry, a lot. Asking for their forgiveness always makes my voice start to shake. But how quick they are to forgive! After hearing that wonderful blessing the heart beats an extra beat, then once again I am left feeling light and refreshed.
Your hand will uplift me, Lord, when I have fallen; my failings and trespasses all are forgiven. All are forgiven. Hymn 467;3
Head Maaret's way next.