As parents, we all wrestle with feeling as though there is not an end to the demands we face every day while caring for our children and our home. It can become overwhelming and discouraging as we work tirelessly, only to have the dishes pile up, the toys strewn across the floor once more, and all within less than 24 hours. We ask ourselves, “when does it end?” I promise there is an end, but more vanishes in that moment than we realize.
This post charts the many ways life and even my personality are forever altered from having children. The obvious, ugly truths among the unknown, beautiful reality. It is my hope that any mom who wrestles with similar emotions is reminded of the unmatched beauty in this sometimes difficult season.
A post for anyone who feels like they have lost their own identity outside of being a mother. As well as, feeling like you do so much but there doesn’t seem to be anything you do just for the sake of your own enjoyment and aspirations. It’s okay to put your needs in front of certain things like housework; in fact, not neglecting ourselves makes us better mothers and wives.
Why is it that we hear, “they are so sheltered!” with a quick laugh and a condescending tone? As if it is a bad thing to have a child unaware of the harsh reality of the world we live in. Whether it is the cartoon movies with adult humor, or the suggestive photographs casually placed at the checkout lane, there is enough out there clamoring for their attention that we wish wasn’t so in their face. If we are being completely honest with ourselves, the world taints a child’s innocence at too early of an age.
For anyone who has ever felt lost, unsure of which turn to take when coming to a fork in the road, this prayer is for you.
The search for peace and guidance as a mother pours every bit of herself into her family.