Jenny and I became friends when we discovered each other at church several years ago. We learned we were both writers and had hearts for ministry. Be blessed by her words of encouragement today. Every mom will identify with her transparency.
Jenny Lee Sulpizio is a wife and mother of three who enjoys writing about anything and everything under the sun, but especially loves to instruct, motivate, and guide other moms with practical advice, tips, and a whole lot of comic relief in the process. Jenny is a contributing writer for The MOB Society and Moms Together, and is the author of the recently released guide for all mamas titled, “Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity, One Mom at a Time.”
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Motherhood. Is. Hard.
There, I’ve said it. I’ve let my guard down and owned up to the fact that this role I’ve been blessed with? Well, it’s an area I struggle to succeed in, and fail at more times than I’d like to mention.
Today was definitely one of those days.
A day where I wanted to give up, call it quits, and hide from the responsibilities required of me. A day where I wanted to scream “mercy,” waive my white flag, and claim that motherhood may just be too much for this mama.
Like me, maybe you’ve grown weary from your days spent in the trenches, worn down, frazzled, and wondering whatever happened to those memorable mommy moments you initially longed for. Maybe you find yourself in the midst of chaos more often than you ever thought possible. And maybe, you just don’t know what to do about it.
Sweet mamas, I get it. I understand and relate to those times where nothing seems to go right. Days where you might yell too much, snuggle too little, and crave alone time, all the time. I know how those seasons are, what they look like, and the feelings of guilt and failure that creep in while we’re experiencing them.
But can I just tell you that these feelings? Well, they don’t make us bad moms--instead, they make us real. And in those moments where we feel like we can’t take much more, we need to realize that we weren’t meant to do this job alone. God didn’t create us to live a life separate from Him, His love, and His Word. If anything, He made us to co-parent right along with Him, to raise up our kids (His kids) and love them without condition. He never said this life would be easy, but with faith, He did promise to make it possible (Luke 1:37).
So pick yourself up mama, dust yourself off, ditch those issues with failure and mother in the moment. Don’t think ahead, don’t reflect on the past, just be. Rely on your Heavenly Father, seek His counsel, His will and love, and take one breath at a time…one moment at a time.
You were made for motherhood by a God who knows exactly what He’s doing. So, no matter how hard those trials might be, just remember:
You are never alone, sweet sister. God is always with you…guaranteed.
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