I have had at least 1 sick kid for the last 3 weeks. Right now 3 of them are sick and 2 of those have asthma which makes it even harder. I feel like right now I’m in one of those never ending mothering moments.
You know what I’m talking about?
The never ending of wiping noses. The never ending of waking up with at least one child during the night. The never ending of remembering who had what medicine at what time. The never ending crying, whining, fussing, and everyone wants to be held at the same time while I’m trying to fix dinner.
So this morning in the middle of feeling like this may never end and my patience had completely left me, I got on Facebook to see what the rest of the world is up to while I’m running my little medical clinic over here and the very first thing I see is this.
Wow. Can we say convicted?
While it did not speak specifically about mothers and their children, that’s exactly how it spoke to me.
Don’t sacrifice kindness (to my children) on the altar of (my) impatience.
So I got off Facebook and I sat still and had a conversation with God about how this mothering journey is so hard sometimes. About how my patience is gone and I need His strength and His grace to keep going. And as I was sitting still in silence my thoughts began to fill with God’s never ending promises. Things that really will NEVER end.
So I looked some of those promises up.
“For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 100:5
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;” Lamentations 3:22
“The Lord shall reign forever and ever.” Exodus 15:18
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8
When I feel like I’m stuck in never ending mommy moments I have to choose to focus on God’s Word because it is only with his grace and strength that I can do this thing called motherhood.