Have you ever wanted to quit something good? Our guest today at The Messy Table has been there.
Renee Swope was ready to resign from motherhood—after desperately longing to become a mom. Overwhelmed by the job, deflated by insecurity, and enamored with guilt, the thought of giving up (at least for a few days) sounded like a vacation.
Renee and her husband, J.J., have raised two sons to adulthood and are still in the throes of parenting their 13-year-old daughter, who they adopted from Ethiopia. From disobedient toddlers to teenagers questioning God, she knows firsthand that raising humans isn’t easy … but it’s such a worthy calling.
“Maybe you don’t feel successful, but you’re being faithful.” —Renee Swope
Somewhere along the journey, Renee has learned the secrets of becoming A Confident Mom—which happens to be the title of her new book. “Not confident in my ability,” she explains, “but confident in God’s ability.”
If you’re interested in gleaning some hard-earned wisdom from a mama who’s gone before you (and is still walking beside you), grab your coffee and join us at The Messy Table!
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Interested in more episodes specifically for moms? Check out Ep. 50 with Julie Richard [Fearless Moms + Strong-Willed Children], Ep. 59 with Emily Jensen + Laura Wifler [Risen Motherhood], and Ep. 78 with Robin Meadows [Overwhelmed By My Blessings].