Welcome to Guest Post Month at The MOB Society! Today’s post comes from Leslie Johnson, wife, mother, and author of the blog SurseeGal.com. Please welcome her!

One of the best pieces of Mommy advice I ever received is so simple.  It is a simple statement that breathes life.

You are the best Mom for (insert name of your child here).

Simple.  You are the best mom for your son.  God gave him to you to love and train and care for and enjoy.  Not to someone else.  God picked you.  That is an awesome, freeing thought.

For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14.


Because God picked you, you have what you need to raise your son.  Sometimes we feel like a lame-sauce mom, always coming up short or saying or doing the wrong thing, but then I remind myself.

I am the best Mom for him.

God gave him to me to raise.  

He picked me and has equipped me with what I need.  

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:10

This advice also empowers me to do the next thing.  I remember that, “I am the best mom for him, and I think he needs blah, blah,blah,” and then I move on in my day.  No angst or worry.  Just do the next thing.

This is also a wonderful mantra to pass on to the next mom when they are sharing with you about their latest bad mommy moment.

“Gal, You are the best mom for him.  God has given him to you! He picked YOU!”

It encourages our hearts and reminds us of God’s sovereignty in a time when we really need that.  It turns our hearts back to the Lord and reminds us that He is in control.  Reminds me I have what it takes and don’t we all need that reminder, like a bajillion times a day?

It is also something we can say to ourself when the lies start flying around in our heads.

I am the best mom for him.   

God picked me to raise him, and He will equip me with all that I need.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5

Amen and amen.  It really is simple.


Johnson_Jan2012_0047Leslie Johnson has been brought to her knees many times over the years while raising four boys.  Married 27 years, Leslie is starting a new season with her sweetie, Craig~ the empty nesty!  Writing over at SurseeGal.com, she is mentoring those coming behind and encouraging those walking with her to look for and share the unexpected surprises in life.