Are you tired? Worn out? Just purely exhausted?
I feel you. I’ve been there (& kind of am currently).
Every mom feels this way from time to time. Maybe you have a newborn and haven’t had more than 3 hours straight of sleep in months. Maybe your baby is fussy from teething and wants to be held all day long. Maybe you’re trying to balance work and being present with your family. Maybe your baby is going through a sleep regression and has ended up in your bed every night for the past week.
Remember, THIS IS JUST A SEASON. I tell myself this probably at least once a week, if not daily. On those days where you can’t seem to do anything besides calm a screaming child and change diapers, remember that this won’t last forever. You’ll miss these days when they’re gone. Try to enjoy the mundane as much as feasible.
You are not alone. Find yourself a mom friend (or multiple) who can be there for you on those rough days. Someone who understands exactly how you are feeling. Even if you don’t have a close friend that is a mom as well, don’t isolate yourself. As a mom, especially when fully at home with your kids, it can feel isolating. Don’t let the Enemy tell you you’re the only one struggling; it’s just not true.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Take a night by yourself. Pamper yourself. Go get a coffee. Pick up a good book. You deserve to do things that are restful. Remember, you’ll be a wayyyy better mama if your cup is full.
You do SO MUCH for your kids and family. Don’t forget how important you are in the eyes of your kids. They look up to you & need you. They look at you in awe.
You’ve got this, mama!!! There’s light at the end of the tunnel. And don’t forget, JESUS IS WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES and He is there to carry your burdens and give you a spiritual rest (even when you’re not getting physical sleep); don’t forget that (Matthew 11:28-30).
From a fellow mama who understands,
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