I don’t mind a little hustle and bustle in the morning, but chaos doesn’t fit my style. Yesterday was chaos. Kids up late. Melt downs. Shoving them out the door. I planned on today running a little more smoothly. I prepared with setting early bed times to assure well rested children and smiling attitudes.
Yet today is starting out much the same. Moments after getting one screaming child out the door for school who blew up over her outfit, the toddler child threw her spoon AND the freshly poured bowl of cereal. I am pregnant, hormonal and sleep deprived.
So, I did what any veteran mom of soon-to-be six children would do. I sat in the laundry room and cried.
Sometimes motherhood is simply overwhelming.
Now today as I sit back and re-evaluate this call to motherhood. I have realized the key isn’t planning or early bed times. The one thing I realize as I navigate the trenches of motherhood- I NEED A SAVIOR!
I can’t mother these children on my own. I can’t even get them fed and dress in the morning on my own. I need Jesus in absolutely every corner and facet of my life. Without him it is chaos.
As I start this day, can my kids and I get a redo? I ask you to comfort the child who may be screaming at school over her outfit. I ask you to guide my hands as I train a rebellious toddler. I ask you to help me release the things that don’t matter and help me not to miss the things that do. Help me to see the needs of the heart for each of my children. Please help.