The other day my husband took us out to eat. Call me crazy but I was very excited to go out to dinner and not have to cook dinner that day. Our house was full, we had plumbers and contractors fixing our bathroom and replacing everything. I had almost lost it because all 3 of my girls were at it. The little one crying because of the loudness my other two were making with the screaming and fighting than Koda (our dog) barking wanting out. I remember sitting down on the couch crying to God to give me strength because whoa! It was hectic. Have you ever had those kind of days? I know you have! They had been working on our bathroom since 8 o’clock that morning all until 5 o’clock that evening. It was a long day…..
As we entered the restaurant I was praying in my head, “God please let it not be hectic in here as it was at home.” Then the smell of food just made my stomach growl and forget what happened earlier that day. We sat down and started talking about our day and what we are ordering to eat. Do you ever do that, ask everyone what they are ordering so you know what you could get? Ha, my opinion I think everyone does. Well we began ordering our food and munched on a few chips with queso (cheese sauce). The girls started to act up a little and I began to panic. Then the person behind us laughed and he told my husband, “You have three girls. I feel you. I remember that age and I miss those days. My girls are now teenagers. Enjoy those moments because they grow fast, trust me when I say this, you’ll miss this.” Than I remembered that country song, “You’re gonna miss this,” by Trace Adkins.
Being a stay at home is challenging, being a mom period is challenging. All the house cleaning, taking care of the kids, making sure they are cleaned up when they wake up, before breakfast, before lunch and dinner. Have you ever felt so overwhelmed you feel you just can’t do it anymore? Maybe you feel like pulling your hair out when all the kids are going at it all at the same time. I feel you mommy. We are all mommies and we are all there.
How many of you are comparing yourself to other mommies? You may see a mom on social media posting pictures of her children that seem so perfect and not challenging. You may see a mom walking by that is very well dressed while you could barely get out of bed from the long night before. You see a mom with her children walking in a store very quietly not making a sound while yours is making tons of loudness. You may see a mom who seems she has it all together with the perfect job, perfect outfits, perfect kids, perfect lifestyle but momma’s lets stop pretending, let’s stop bashing one another on social media and lets come together because we all are going through the same thing. We are all moms. We all have our days of wanting our hair pulled out.
A weary mom….. a burdened mom…. so much on our plate, so much to do, so much to get done, but momma, know that there is something, and not just something but SOMEONE who can give us rest, who can give us peace during this.
Such a beautiful verse. Let’s just sit in Jesus’ presence and feel His rest upon us. Feel His peace in us. A mom is a hard job, it isn’t easy. But nothing is easy. Momma it’s okay if dishes don’t get done. If your bed doesn’t get made. If your make-up doesn’t get put on. Enjoy your kids, enjoy those moments when your in the restroom and they are knocking crying for you. Enjoy the moments when you are in the store and the kids go crazy. Enjoy those moments because soon they will be grown and you will wish you could go back.
We all can get weary, but know there is REST found in Jesus. He can give us strength when we feel weak during those mommy moments. Isaiah 40:29 NIV says “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Another translation I love is the ESV “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.” How beautiful is that? To know when we feel weak during those mommy moments, no more strength to continue on He is our strength and shield. He gives us the strength to carry on. So mommy, when you feel weary, when you feel burdened fall on your knees and cry out because He will listen, He will give you the strength to carry on through. You got this momma! We are all going through it believe it or not!