An Open Letter To My 3 Year Old

Today, I’m baring my momma heart. I hope that it will encourage you moms of littles out there who just want to cry your eyes out some days. Having a blessed life doesn’t mean that every day is a cake walk, right?

My Precious Son,

It was a rough day. You were contrary to every single thing that I told you to do. You cried and whined over everything because you wouldn’t nap. Nothing would satisfy you. Nothing.

I cried. And I was impatient. I didn’t feel the greatest. I cried more.

We went to church, only for you to be naughty there. I cried. And felt like a failure.

We drove home. There was a bunny rabbit in the yard, so we stopped in the driveway and you climbed into my lap so we could watch it with the car lights on bright.

You smiled big.

Then you asked if we could listen to some “moosic.” We turned on one of your favorite songs.

You sat in my lap and sang at the top of your lungs…

Singing glory, glory!
Glory to the Lamb!

Praises to the Lord, oh my soul.
Singing glory, hallelujah!
Glory to our God!
All praises and honor forever.

And I cried again. Not out of frustration, but out of conviction in my heart. Hearing your sweet, little voice sing praise to Jesus after such an awful day, touched my soul in a most poignant way.

Thank you my precious son for singing praise to Jesus and making your momma, with tears streaming, want to raise her hands in praise to Him who does all things well. He promises grace sufficient for every need, every trial, every rough day.

Sweet boy, you are my greatest teacher. You make me run to Jesus – right where I need to be. Right where I need to stay. I am thankful.

I love you, bubba. So much.

Thank you dear friends for allowing me to be really real with y’all today! I appreciate you more than you know!



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  1. ‘blessed are the little children’….and blessed are their mothers. Motherhood is the hardest job in the world and the most fulfillung. This is your poignant story and you will retell it many times in the future. You are right where you belong, with a caring and tender heart, fighting the good mommy fight, with God and His son as your partners. Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother’s Day. My 12 grandkids from 17 years down to 18 months are now MY teachers. I have a success story going on.
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  2. I have never commented on a blog, but you have touched my heart with this story. God is so good, so compassionate, so giving! You are truly blessed <3

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Denise. It means so much. I hope you have had a good week!

  3. Thank you for such beautiful words! I was nearly in tears as I read about your day, but smiling and thanking God for the wonderful conclusion. God gives us so many gifts, and children are ‘way up on the list. They are teachers, smile makers, tear makers, love givers, the list goes on. Thank you for reminding me of such a generous gift from God.

  4. Bought me to tears! What a blessing you have in your little boy. One day, if the Lord would bless me with a gorgeous child I will try to remember this and look for those moments that help me to gain such perspective. Thank you for sharing! xx

  5. Thank you so much for writing this…I really needed to read it after having a particularly trying morning. I am the mother of 3 little boys ages 4, 2 and 6 months. It is so true that they can push our buttons to the limit and then turn around and say something so sweet it brings tears to our eyes. Ironically, the verse on the radio is saying “It’s in God’s hands…” as I type this. Hope you have a lovely week.

  6. Very sweet. We all have those days but I am thankful that we can look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith and trust Him to complete the work that He has begun in us.

  7. I needed to read this today. I have had a similar morning with my three year old son. I am 8 months pregnant, and exhausted. Thanks for being so real!
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  8. Beautiful! Thank you for staying true to who you are- as Jesus says, “those without sin, cast the first stone”- we are made complete and whole in Him! I love how He uses our children to bring us closer to Him…such a wonderful thing! 🙂
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  9. You and I seem to have had a similar day yesterday! This was a sweet post. My children have caused me some of the greatest frustration I have ever known and yet they also bring me more joy than I ever thought possible. That’s one of the reason I think kids are so great! They challenge their parents to grow in ways they might not have been able to on their own. I have learned so much in my three years as mommy and I am so thankful for the opportunity to be mommy and have my little ones to love on.
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  10. Thank you so much for writing that! It was so very touching! I don’t know you, but we have something in common. I’ve been writing my 3 year-old every day for about 90 days now, and I almost don’t ever want to stop! It’s been teaching me so much to reflect and share my heart with her. So thank you! I felt that one!

  11. Myra,

    I’ve found that being a mother really has pointed out my sin nature. I’m learning more and more about myself on this journey of motherhood. And I frequently remind myself to “put on” the fruits of the spirit daily. I need love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control in my mothering.
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  12. I loved this, Myra. Thank you for sharing your heart. Isn’t it wonderful that God is not done with us yet? :O)

  13. So this girl that is my qoute on qoute “friend ” used your sons picture claiming he was her child. Just thought I should let you know.

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