Please help me to be a good mother. I just want to be a good mother to Whit. I'm so mad/upset/sad that I get upset with him when he cries. It's not his fault! I wish I was good enough that he never had to cry. But maybe that's impossible. Maybe babies are always going to cry at some point. And I want to be a good mother, not for the sake of being good at it. Mothering is not a competitive sport. But I just want him to have a good childhood. I want to not screw this up for him. Lord, please help me to be a better mother. And please help me grow a longer fuse. With my child and my husband.