Where I’ve Been

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I'm sitting at my computer drinking tea, and eating chocolate eggs. I'm trying to catch up on email and thought it might be a good time to pop in here and say hello again.

This is how I have felt for the past month:

Exhausted.     Overwhelmed.      Burnt Out.

I thought it might be worth sharing a little of how I have been feeling. It always helps me to know I'm not the only mom who struggles, so perhaps you can identify with my struggles and not feel alone either.

About 4 weeks ago my youngest came down with a cold. Nothing drastic, but enough to make everyday life a little more difficult (extra night wakings, clingy, crying during the day – all while attempting to homeschool and make dinner – umm yeah). Just when I thought it was coming to an end, I heard a hacking cough from my wee one.

She is still coughing!

But not as much 🙂

Already feeling tired from lack of sleep (I do not have the gift of teaching babies to slumber well), the extra stresses just felt like a huge weight piling up on top of me. Everything was spinning out of control, and I couldn't do much besides hold the baby and make oatmeal for dinner again. Life was crashing in on me.

But, it's OK. I know it is. Life is like this. Full of ups and downs.

The down times may last a day, a week, a month, or even a year (or more). Thankfully God is always there. Waiting. Embracing. Loving.

He is good.

All the time.

I wish I handled these tough times with grace. But of course I often don't. I'm still so immature in many ways.

I'm glad God is patient.

How about you?

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  1. I’m glad God is patient, too. We’ve been having that same sort of month, where everything is just kind of piling on top of another … and, yeah. Overwhelmed. 🙂 Hope the light is getting brighter as May draws nearer.

  2. I sympathize with you. ☺ When my children were small, it was nothing short of a miracle for me to get at least 5 hours of sleep a night. The children weren’t very bad sleepers, but I was such a light sleeper. I never was very good at getting them to sleep longer stretches when they were nursing, either. ☺ As they got older, things always smoothed out nicely. Did you try the Vicks Vapor Rub on the bottom of their feet with some socks on? Many mamas have tried that and say that it works to stop the nagging nightime coughing. ☺ Have a good day and a happy springtime.

    1. I appreciate your encouragement so much Susie! Thanks for taking the time 🙂
      I’m glad to hear that things did smooth out as they got older!

  3. Oh, I can sympathize. I don’t have the gift of peaceful baby slumber either. I’m ecstatic that my almost 8 month old is only waking me up twice a night now instead of three times like he had been. And day time naps more than half an hour? What’s that?

    1. Woo hoo! Twice a night is a huge milestone. Hopefully she moves through to zero night wakings soon! My baby has been on a jag of waking at least 4 or 5 times…and I’m ready for that to be over 🙂

      I feel for you with the half hour naps too. My baby does take reasonable naps…which keep me sane. Half an hour is barely long enough to make a cup of tea and sit down!