I made a gluten-free + dairy-free mac and cheese for lunch today. I haven’t made macaroni and cheese in years.
I was feeling proud of myself as I stirred the golden goodness in my stainless steel pot, since this dish satisfied everyone’s intolerances and was pretty healthy!
No mom guilt! 🎉
I need you to know my kids (aside from the toddler) are not picky eaters at all.
The verdict: Half of my kids complained and rinsed their noodles off, one wouldn’t even try it, and one only ate their meal because I promised a cookie for dessert.
Guys, I failed! I find I’m doing this a lot more lately and it’s terribly troubling.
Failure and rejection are hard for me, even within the walls of my very own home.
I struggle with loving myself and can too often base my self worth on my achievements.
I know this thinking is backwards and the only way to straighten it out is taking it to the Lord.
I’m just telling you this in case you struggle with this imbalance too.
You can are enough, whether your mac & cheese is edible or not. ❤
PS. I too thought the lunch was crap.
Lee McCubbin says
Quincy, you faced this trial with a honest and open mind. I wish all of my trials and experiments had been faced as honestly. I berated myself for every failure and made myself feel less confident as a result. I applaud your approach and confession that you are not perfect but are striving to be better! Better luck with the next trial dish.
You are blessed to have a husband, children and parents who have never been anything but honest with you – even when their opinions may be different, I have lost my greatest support and truth teller and I can’t tell you how much I miss him nor how much it hurts. I too pray daily in an effort to strive to feel and be better and to just take care of myself and the house.
Be thankful for your small failures – they can be overcome and are something to be learned from. Have faith in the Lord to get you through the big stuff. It isn’t easy and you’ll need all of your family and great faith for that!
Love you QT. Stand tall and move forward and don’t ever stop creating! Lee
This is 💯 relatable! I get frustrated instead of defeated though…