“Mommy, I need a Kleenex!” “Mommy, I need to go potty!” “Mommy, I need 64 cupcakes by tomorrow!” I wonder if anyone else ever feels overwhelmed or overloaded? Sometimes there just never seems to be enough hours in a day or enough chocolate to get you through.
My husband is currently transitioning out of youth ministry, running a girls home in Africa, and starting a new career in real estate. So, currently he is working three jobs. Did I mention that we also have a newborn, along with a 4-year-old who started Pre-K at a new school this year?
I am running on no sleep, waking up every three hours in the night, trying to adjust having two kids, trying to be a supportive wife, continuing my role with the Pearl House in Africa; all the while trying to keep the house clean, meals on the table, and preventing the laundry from running down the hallway (All of you single moms out there, I truly don’t know how you do it!).
However, my prayer life is actually incredible! “God, help me to stay awake while I’m reading a story to my 4-year-old.” “God, help me not to go crazy today.” “God, please let my newborn sleep at least another 20 minutes.”
In the midst of all of this, God has truly been kind. He has continued to remind me that He is ALWAYS with me and that He is parenting right alongside me. These are His kids, and I get the privilege of being their mommy.
Col. 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
It is a huge responsibility to be a mom, and God has entrusted His children to us. Jesus is the one we are serving as we strive to be “Supermom.” So know this, whatever season you are in, however wonderful or awful the current phase that your kids are in, or if you ever feel alone, God never leaves you. He is your biggest fan, and He is walking with you.
Whether you are making your long list of tasks the night before your next day, picking up macaroni and cheese off the kitchen floor, or sitting at His feet, God is always with you.
It’s as if He is saying, “We’re in this together!”