I see the question still hanging in your mind, there’s still time to call this off. Morning’s frenzy has left your heart far from worshipful.
Can we say it together? “I am not superwoman.” Here are three verses reminding me that I don’t need to be.
“I won, but I don’t feel good about it.” My friend’s words rang in my mind the very next day. No, sometimes “winning” in parenting hardly feels like winning.
If you’re honest, you love these little people but you just can’t enjoy them right now. There’s not much left of the woman you used to be. You feel overwhelmed and alone and unseen.
After all, who has time to pursue God in the midst of crying babies, messy spaces, and husbands vying with children for attention?
In that moment, I would have thrown in the towel, but I couldn’t find one. I had a choice to make… we all do.
Motherhood’s supreme purpose looks past brief moments and long days. It gains perspective beyond what’s visible and reaches for something invisible.
When I fear that my best is never going to be enough, and I just want to cry; when I have lost my way, I will praise the Lord.
How had I gotten there? I was holding her at arms length. I didn’t want to engage with her anymore. It felt too hard.
I have to strongly fight myself from flinging headfirst into proving to whomever and to myself that I am a good mother. Far too often, I have to pick myself up and remember who and what defines me…and it’s not other people.
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!