Friday, September 23, 2011

Family Friday - Being A Mother

The other day during a not so nice moment for me I left the kids with my husband and went upstairs for a time-out.

I was feeling overwhelmed and under appreciated, do you ever have days like that?

My very good friend gave me a book a few months ago called "Don't make me come up there" by Kristen Welch. It's an awesome devotional for mothers, I needed a great big Jesus hug at that moment and I found it in one I'd her devotionals, I wanted to share it with you...

Motherhood brings me the greatest pleasure, I love the curious questions, the soft skin, and the birth of a sense of humor. I adore their hand finding mine and watching them grow. I love the giggles and grins, the belly laugh that makes me glow. God thank You for the laughter of my children.

Motherhood brings me the greatest pain. On sleepless nights, I worry about fevers, I struggle with the angst of second guessing when I discipline and the consistancy of following through. I push against rebellion, strong wills and angry words from my children. These moments break my heart.

Motherhood is not what I thought it would be, I pray for Gods wisdom, I cry into the night, sorry for my faults, I fear so much and know so little.  I'm not the mother I thought i would be. I struggle with disappointment and regret. Sometimes I feel like I'm living a dream some days its more of a nightmare.

But EVERY day I'm thankful for His mercies, new every morning and His faithfulness endures forever.

I encourage you to check out Kristens book, its really great for the stressed out moments and the quiet moments. She gives you a Jesus hug with every page.
Posted by Mandy


  1. I have had those hard moments this week. But I want to be the mom God wants me to be and He is the best example of a parent.

  2. Motherhood is so beautiful but it also can be exhausting. This week there was a day I was so tired. Despondent. Spend time with God helped me the next day. I like your blog, it's so recognizable. Thank you for it. And I hope this book will be published in my language. (Although there are many good books Dutch)


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