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?