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Two-Hearted Woman

by Brittany Tuttle

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December 7, 2013

Two-Hearted Woman

Brittany Tuttle was a long-time blogger for us before her life moved across the country and we moved to Hello, Darling. She reflects with beautiful words on the ways motherhood requires her to give of herself, moreso as her daughters get older.

Here's the update on Brittany: Two-Hearted Woman


 

As your kids get older, what are ways you're having to stretch in your motherhood?

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Letting go and answering more questions.

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Letting go definitely stretches me as a mother.

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Trying to raise confident & God loving girls. The way I say things...don't want to break them down w my words. Especially since I speak sarcasium so well. Dealing with each child's understanding in school. What comes easy for one is not so much for the other. I love looking back to see how God is training me!

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Schedules change, wrinkles increase, etc. But the sacrifice is so worth it!

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What a wonderful post!

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I have a two year old... I need to grow in patience everyday.

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Dealing with relational issues. It's proved a bit challenging trying to explain to my 6 year old daughter why her friend is being mean and how to deal with her in love.

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I'm constantly having to reevaluate my desires for having things done "the way they should be." I know that things with the girls won't be perfect, but it's hard to remember that sometimes.

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The ability to pick which battles are worth fighting and which ones are not. Then accepting the decisions my son makes and helping him learn to cope with the consequences.

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I have to stretch because of the increase in afterschool activities and with 4 kids trying to get everyone where they need to be on time. I have also had to accept the fact that I cannot be at everyone's activities and will miss some events. We cannot do everything.

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Showing grace has been my latest struggling. When I see myself in my daughters and want to fix them, I need to remember that we are all a work in progress and that God is a perfect example of how we should be showing grace, and teaching grace, to our children.

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Patience!

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Once you figure out one age, the next child acts completely different! Multiple children with different personalities is definitely stretching. You just never know what a day will bring!

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I am trying to learn how to be patient with my girls and still have them grow into decent people....

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I'm a new mother of a daughter and I found this blog posting to be extremely enlightening. Thanks for sharing.

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