Wednesday, June 6, 2012

To The Tired Mom...

To the tired mom...

who hasn't slept well since the baby was born.

who was up all night with a feverish child.

who is struggling with potty training.

who is battling with a 'biter.'

who reread the same book already a dozen times today.

who hasn't had time to shower today because of a roaming toddler.

who is fighting with her preteen child that insists on sassing.

who cannot get her child to obey and clean their room.

who wishes she didn't pick up the exact same toy ten times a day.

who stays up late at night because her teen daughter is off on a date.

who is worried about her teenage child's purity.

who is worried about her adult child who lost a job and has children to care for.

who is worried over her child's health issues.

who really just wants a full night's sleep.

who just wants to see her children come back to God.

My sister, problems do not go away with each new age our child gets.  They are just different problems.  Different worries.  We are all struggling moms.  We all worry about our children.  We all just want to hug the pain away and make their world perfect.  But we can't.  But we can rest in God.  He knows your fears, your worries, your tiredness.  He knows it all.  Give it to Him.  He says come to Him and He will give you rest.

Come to me, all you who are weary and 
burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Rest in God today.  Don't worry about the problems, the messes.  Just rest in Jesus and enjoy your children, no matter their age.  Praise God for the children He has gifted to you.  Tell them today that you love them, then show them.

Sweet Blessings~


  1. Great post-- though it would be nice to think that it got easier as they got older lol.

    My mother says she worries more about us now that we are all grown than she did when we were kids. When we were at home, she knew where we were at all times... now she doesn't.

  2. Amen! Beautifully said! Exactly what I want to broadcast to so many moms today (myself included :)
    Enjoy the journey; you may be completely exhausted, but you'll blink and find yourself sitting in the stadium with other teary-eyed moms watching her parade down a line among a sea of caps and gowns (like I'll be doing in just 2 days!)
    I gotta share this one, Jenifer! Blessings to you :)

  3. Being a mommy doesn't stop just because our 'children' are grown and out of the house. Now I just worry about whether we did a good enough job in training and teaching so that they will be able to 'pay their bills' or 'juggle the duties of parenthood' or any of the other million things that we 'parents' worry about!

    I just have to remind myself that God loves them more than I do. And besides, worry is not of God...

    Great post!

  4. Thanks for posting. I'm in the potty training, toy picking up, wants to nurse all the time stage. Very tired.


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