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.
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?