Despite how positively their lives seem to be portrayed on Instagram, even Joy-Anna Duggar has acknowledged that being a mother may be challenging at times. On Tuesday, Joy published a heartfelt piece in which she discussed how she has been feeling “inadequate” as a mother to her two children and what she is trying to improve how she perceives herself un that role. That is some very sound advice right there!
Joy gave vent to her feelings and posted an updated picture of her daughter Evelyn in her post.
She said in the post that a few months before, she had been going through a difficult time because she felt like a “inadequate” mother to her children, Evy, who is 2, and Gideon, who is 4.
She wrote in her letter that “a few months ago, I was crying to Austin, feeling inadequate to be the mother of my two lovely children,” and that she “wanted to give them a joyful childhood and praying that they will know how much Jesus loves them.” Austin was the person she was crying to. “A few months ago, I was crying because I felt inadequate to be the mother of my two lovely children.”
After that, though, her partner provided her with some excellent counsel.
According to Joy, Austin asked her to record what he was going to say to her in the Notes app on her phone so that she could return to it anytime she began to have self-doubts. He wanted her to be able to reference it whenever she started to question herself.
“You are not responsible for providing your children with a life that is perfect in every way. You are not responsible for ensuring that they are content at all times, ” I informed her. It is your duty to be their mother in all situations, whether joyful or melancholy, and it is your job to do so. ratchet it up. Be stern. love a lot. Additionally, Mother”
It seems like he expressed the proper sentiment at the appropriate moment by making the appropriate comment.
As she wrapped up her article, she shared her appreciation with readers.
In her essay, she wrote, “I feel like every few weeks I have to stop, refocus, be purposeful in loving and parenting my kids, and thank God for this BeAuTiFuL life he has given me with my husband and children.” This was her way of expressing her gratitude to God for the beautiful life he has given her with her family. “Becoming a mother is one of the most challenging endeavors, but it is also one of the most rewarding.”
In this regard, she is absolutely right! It is easy for us to lose sight of how lucky we are when we are feeling worn down by the demands of parenthood.
It would seem that a large number of other parents responded to Joy’s message.
The website received several responses from moms expressing that they could relate to how she was feeling and that they had posted their thoughts on the page.
“I am very positive that I was required to see this! A fan of hers said, “I am grateful that you shared your story with me and showed me that I am not a complete failure as a mother.”
Another person chimed in and said, “Becoming a parent is both one of the most rewarding and difficult experiences in life, but it is so worth it.” What a great thing to bring to our attention!
It would seem that Joy is an excellent mother to her two children.
Even if we are unable to see Gideon and Evy on Counting On anymore, it is evident from all that we have seen of them on Instagram that they are both happy and loving children, which implies that Joy is doing a good job in her role as a parent.
Being a mother to two children who are less than five years old isn’t a simple job, so let’s hope that Joy can be a bit more kind and lenient. She is doing really well!