motherhood | overwhelmed

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed in these mothering trenches.

I changed eight poopy diapers and answered the “mommy, come wipe my tushy” call twice today, all before 400pm. this is motherhood. in all it’s poopy glory.

“Each day we get a sheet of paper with math problems on them. Except instead of basic addition and subtraction problems, they are little tests for our patience, for our peace, for our kindness. It is a regular fruit of the spirit speed quiz. They are easy, basic Christian living challenges brought to us daily by our children, and the allotted time is our waking hours. Sometimes sporadically throughout the night. ” Rachel Jankovic- Loving the Little Years

a day-1

“Make sure, before you start rebuking them, your own heart is in order. Thank God for the headache.Thank God for these prime opportunities to teach. Thank Him for the scuffle that your children are currently having over who unbuckled whom and why. And then, after your own heart has been sorted out, move on to theirs.” Rachel Jankovic, Loving the Little Years.

a day-2“I remember thinking sometimes when the twins were little that I had better stop being overwhelmed. This was normal now… God gave me this to do. I may not be overwhelmed about it. I can try as hard as I can, and maybe fail sometimes. I can try as hard as I can and fall asleep at the dinner table. I can try as hard as I can and be burned out at the end of the day. But I may not be overwhelmed. Actually, I may be overwhelmed but I may not say that I am overwhelmed! The words have a real power for us. If you say it, you allow it for yourself.” Rachel Jankovic, Loving the Little Years.

a day-3

I am not overwhelmed. He is right by my side for this work He has given me. I just need to remember I CAN, WITH HIM.

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