Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Mother's Prayer

This past week has been a tricky one. I've been busy with the girls and other things and in the middle of it all, the two-some has entered the tantrum stage. Days have been filled with nonsense fussing, roll around on the floor, kick my feet because I think it matters, hit my sister, Moma or Daddy, or where ever my little fingers can reach, stare at out of meanness, I'm a terrible two beginner type tantrums. Potty breaks have been my only relief and bed time can't get here fast enough. It's been that bad...and I feel like a horrible Moma for even feeling this way. But yall, it's exhausting.

Steadfast and true.
I am the Moma.

It is my place to teach them that this is inappropriate however hard and challenging it may be. It is my responsibility to draw peace form the Lord for guidance and strength so that when the close of the day makes its grand appearance, I'm not passing out on the bed full of remorse or regret and having fear that I'm going about it all wrong.

And don't you just love how the Lord works. A nap time of quick (and I mean quick because there's sweeping and mopping to be done) led me to Morey Girl's blog where I stumbled upon this post: Being a Mom is Hard

In it she shared a clip from Colossians...

Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven't stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you'll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you'll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.

Colossians 1:9-12
And then with a quick click, my eyes rolled over these words from Ashely Ann...

"Parenting is hard. It is hard sometimes because it is exhausting physically. It is hard sometimes because of the emotional toll. Then there are the times it is hard because you look at your children and see such natural innocent beauty you long for the same in your own life."

 I know I'll be ok. I know that this is only a stage and "this too shall pass."  I Corinthians 10:12 But only with the love and grace from the Father do I and will I continue to manage it all. All of it. All of this attitude.

Hope: Quick to temper

Hope: "I don't want you to help me!"

Savannah: "I'm not in a picture taking mood!"

Savannah: she inherited my famous side eye.
Anyone else feel this way?


  1. You are right. It will pass! Mine seem to have lasted a couple weeks. The thing I think helped us most was to focus my attention on the one not acting up. It was hard but just ignoring the naughty one at that moment. As long as the floor they were hitting their head on wasn't the tile ;) Eventually they realize the one being good is actually getting the attention. These lil tykes of ours are so much smarter than we give them credit for. I hope next week is a better one for you. I'm always here to talk/listen!

  2. I am right there with you, girl! Oh my word, this week has been rough! Lily is definitely hitting the terrible twos. It will pass, but it just wears you out while it's here. Praying for you!!!

  3. I hear you! It can be SO hard sometimes. And so often I want to react the same way back, ha ha! But I know that God is in control and that He will give me (and you!) the strength to teach, lead and raise our babes to do the right things.

  4. I totally just read that exact chapter last night!!!! Crazy! Praying for you. Love you. You are doing an amazing job!! They are learning, and taking it all in. They are pushing the boundaries so that they will know how far is too far and what is ok. L had a fussy day on friday (and it was only a half day for us, because hubby went in late) but, man was I ever feeling like the worst mom. But, you are absolutely right. It is our job to teach them. I don't always react well, but I apologize and we move on. Holly is one smart cookie!! I think that is a great idea! Praying for you sweet friend. You are an amazing momma and take those bathroom breaks often!! :)


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