Friday, March 23, 2018

Don't Forget To Absorb

Are you doubting yourself as a mother? Do you ever feel just "not good enough"? Life is passing, but you don't feel like you can keep up?









Life as a mom can have its challenges. It doesn't matter if you have a newborn, an eye rolling teenager, or a twenty year old who knows everything; each stage has its own challenges.





Today, I have felt lead to compose a letter to my younger self. You might want to grab your favorite cuppa and get comfortable.




Dear Mama,




I see you, sweet mama. I understand that parenting can be frustrating. You look at those little faces and wonder if anything you teach them is getting through. It feels, at times, like a never ending cycle.










Just Breathe 





I want you to stop everything for just a moment. Stop. Close your eyes. Breathe. Now open your eyes and watch those kids. Just sit where you are for the moment and watch. Yes, I know, they may very well be hitting each other, or throwing water on the tv. But just focus on that moment. Absorb everything about these beautiful creatures that God has blessed you with.




Yes, things can be chaotic and maybe even out of control at times, but everything you are doing is reaching through to them. Sweet mama, how I want to reach through and help you, but I know it is something that you need to do.




You've Got This  






Yes, those kids while young now, all grow up. They all do very well in school. They graduate with honors, have a knack for music and love the Lord. You ( with God's help) and your guidance did that. 




Keep leaning on the Lord. Keep teaching the lessons that need to be taught. Keep going, mama. You've got this. I am so proud of you.




Love From,




Your Older Self












Psalm 59:16 NIV 




But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.




Prayer



Dear Father,  thank You for being with me.  Father, I will sing of Your strength and Your love; for You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. In Jesus' name,  Amen. 












Are you doubting yourself as a mother?
Do you ever feel just "not good enough"?
Life is passing, but you don't feel like you can keep up?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load. 




























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