When Being A Mom Is Too Hard

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Do you ever have days when you think being a mom is TOO hard? Maybe you are super mom and you don't but I have a feeling I'm not alone in this thought.

There are some days when Little A throws more food than he eats, when I've picked up the same toys at least 14 times, when I look over to see Little A drinking from the dogs water bowl, and days when there are more body fluids on my clean (eh not so clean) shirt than I care to count.

Days like this usually leave me feeling so inadequate, so exhausted. I often think "Lord, are you sure you made the right choice trusting me with this wild little blessing?" with tears streaming down my face.

Days like this where I just feel like I have nothing left to give, I quickly come to the realization that I am exhausted because I am trying to do it on my own.

Motherhood is such a physically, emotionally, and spiritually demanding job. It's a 24/7 commitment. One that doesn't end, just enters new phases.

I cannot be the mom I want to be on my own, I NEED Jesus. I don't have the strength to do it alone. I am not patient, kind, gentle, or loving enough on my own. I am quickly learning that when my patience is running thin, stop right then and there, and ask God for a truck load of patience. Be specific y'all!

I try to get up before Little A most morning to do my devotion, but here lately with him waking up during the night, I haven't. Once he goes down for a nap, it's time for some Jesus. I feel so refreshed after that quiet time in prayer, reading the bible, and listening to praise music.

Don't try to do it on your own mamas, you don't have to. You have a God who WANTS to help you. Lean on Him and look to Him for your daily dose of grace and patience!

1 comment:

  1. How very true and encouraging this is!! Thank you for sharing! I go through times where I feel like my cup is literally "running over" and not with joy but with frustration and overwhelming emotions from busy busy days! Feeling like there is no way I can do all this, this is just to much, or I want to go back to bed. When I remember that I dont have to do it alone, that I have a loving God who is there for me to help and lean on!! Thank you for this reminder, after my more difficult day yesterday this was truely an encouragement!!