As moms, it’s so easy to suddenly feel weighted down by the pressures of motherhood. It can happen fast, and some days, we can find ourselves feeling down, and wondering how we are going to keep going.
I’ve been a mother for almost 16 years now, and time and experience have taught me that there are a few key things to remember on those hard days.
I shared 7 Tips to Help Moms Survive Hard Days over at The Better Mom this week. Please stop by there and read the full article.
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Here is an excerpt from Kelly’s wonderful, encouraging book to mothers who are struggling in their high calling:
“Someone asked me how I could be excited about a ninth baby.“Because I don’t see a baby”. Well, yes I do, and he/she is magnificently more wonderful than a handful of seeds! But I see more than a baby. I see a harvest…the fruit of our love, the physical reminder of “two becomes one”, the labor of our hands through the years, a heritage, for me, from my Father.
My vision goes beyond that sweet little face and all the messes I know I will clean up, and the mid-night feedings that aren’t easy, the squabbles and the stains on the furniture, the tears and laughter, and the days I just want quiet…
There’s a whole generation underneath that spaghetti-smeared face that’s been given to me. And it’s worth it.
And I want to be here when the harvest is fully ripe….But I won’t.
Because the seeds we plant now will grow beyond us and the harvest will become unable to be measured.
So I will keep pulling the weeds, planting the seeds, nurturing, watering, tending and praying for growth, thanking God for the miracles.
And I will have the FAITH to believe that His glory will burst forth.
Those are life-changing words, aren’t they?