In the morning and at night my son is so tired that he just resorts to a meltdown that leaves us both frustrated. Even throughout the day, if I say the word no, there is a pretty big chance that he will lose his mind. How do I keep from losing my mind too? Sometimes I don’t, sometimes I get frustrated, and that’s okay. In the moment, I always try to take deep breaths and remember that my son is feeling something similar to what I am feeling (and sometimes he’s just testing my limits). I want to remind you that even though no one else can see what you’re doing today, God sees it (Thank you Mom Struggling Well Podcast). He sees the meltdowns, the messes you have to clean, the endless laundry, the dishes… Even if the world can’t see it and notice you for all that you do for your family, God is watching and he knows your diligent heart that is working endlessly for your family. It can be so tiring, it can bring me to tears multiple times every day, but I have to remind myself that one day Dalton will be able to do all of these things for himself and I will miss these moments. I just want to remind you that you are doing great. Motherhood isn’t easy, it isn’t blissful, it is one of the hardest callings (that offers some of the greatest blessings)… I want you to know that in this moment, no matter what you have or haven’t done today, you are doing amazing and I am proud of you. I am also praying for you.
“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” – Psalm 33:20-22
Side-note: Please, please listen to the Mom Struggling Well Podcast! It gets me through the day and keeps me from losing my mind. I have been able to take so much wisdom from Emily and her guests.