I don’t know what kind of day you’ve had.
Maybe it was a great day, or maybe it was a really challenging day.
Maybe you were able to get everything accomplished that you set out to accomplish when your feet hit the ground this morning, and maybe it took everything for you to not spend the entire day lying down.
Maybe your sink is clean and your laundry is folded and put away, and maybe there are piles greeting you everywhere you turn.
Maybe you spent the day playing with your toddler and snuggling your baby, and maybe you spent the day letting your kids watch tv and play on devices because you just couldn’t.
Maybe you fed your kids a healthy, well-balanced, home-cooked meal, and maybe you drove through the McDonalds drive-thru.
Maybe you spoke kind words to your husband, and maybe you were snippy and not as warm as you would have liked to have been.
Maybe you connected with your teenagers, and maybe you felt a giant chasm between you.
Maybe you spent the day relaxing in one spot, and maybe you spent the day running errands and sitting in pick-up lines and on the bleachers.
Maybe you felt peace and joy. Maybe you felt frustration. Maybe you felt energized. And maybe you felt tired.
There are so many ways this day could have gone, mama.
But, regardless of how your day went, I want you to hear something – this day does not define you. Let me say it again – this day does not define you.
Your worth as a mom does not depend on this day.
Your value is not based on whether your kids eat organic, or whether they start every day with PopTarts. Your value is not based on whether your kids went to school in person, or whether they are learning online. Your value is not based on how clean your house is, how much you played with your children, or how much screen time they logged today.
You are so much more than one day.
So, regardless of what kind of day you’ve had, let your head hit the pillow knowing you tried. Knowing tomorrow is a new day. Knowing the grace of God will cover you. Knowing your children love you. Knowing your husband loves you.
And more than anything, knowing that God loves you.
Rest in that space, mama. Let Him fill you up. And rejuvenate you. And affirm you.
Because your worth and value aren’t defined by this day, or the next.
Your worth comes from God, mama.
And He is always for you.
*This post originally appeared on my Truly Yours, Jen Facebook Page