Hope for the Weary Mom
My son was crying again. We had discussed the move, and he just couldn’t handle it. He left the table and went to the living room. He just sat on the couch with the silent tears rolling down his cheeks. My sweet, sensitive boy who likes to play sports and wrestle on the floor was hurting. It was evident he hated the idea of moving because whenever we talked about moving, he would clam up, get mad, and run to hide.
My sweet little eight-year-old who NEVER cries, says there are three reasons why he doesn’t want to move:
1. No trampoline.
2. No friends.
3. No snow.
So there you have it. He is counting the cost (maybe more than I have), but he is teaching me – no matter what, God will supply. How do I know this? Because we have, as an adoptive family, dealt with the change adoption brings to our house.
Moving to Honduras is one thing. Learning a new way to parent; accepting a child with trauma, loss, and physical needs into our family is a whole different thing. There are things we learned about home, change, and hope.
Life is hard. No matter if you’ve never adopted or aren’t facing a move – motherhood is HARD. It can make me weary and worn. How do I know this? I’ve fallen asleep while the T.V. Was on and the children played. For 30 minutes I was out – and I’m just glad the house didn’t burn down.
I want to be a good mother, who prepares my children for what lies ahead. But there is a weariness in mothering. A weariness even when things are staying the same. How do we remain steadfast when our hearts and minds and bodies are so incredibly tired? We remember.
Psalm 46 is a great reminder of what to do when our hearts are weary.
Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:8-11
Come. Look at all the Lord does. He ends the battles. He fights for us. He moves forward in peace. Come. Be still before the Lord. He is close. His presence is our calming place. He moves our hearts to feel peace. Find hope for the weary mom in this verses:
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
A present and a “right now” help is what I need. Do you? Move forward friend. Whether God has called you to sit and rest, or get up and change: we can still find God is enough for the moments, even when we are so weary.
God, I know you see the future and all of the ways life is going to change for us. I don’t like change; but let me remember You never change and you will always be right now and close with Your presence. Motherhood makes me weary, but Amen.
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