Monday, July 29, 2013

Open and Honest

When I first start blogging, I was excited! I love sharing all the cute things that were going on in our home. I am beginning to realize that, if I am actually going to make a connection with other people, I am going to have to be more transparent. That is a very scary thought to me. It's more fun to write about the fun day at school and just omit the meltdown that happened during our spelling lesson. I don't like sharing the negative parts of the day, but I know that in order for you to get encouragement, you need to know that I am human, just like you! That I struggle to get out of bed in the morning, that my sink is usually full of dirty dishes, and that 3 out of 5 days I am usually still in pajamas until 30 minutes before my husband walks through the door. You need to know that there are days that I hide in the bathroom and cry to God because I feel like a complete failure. It's completely normal. I don't know a single mom that doesn't! (PS if you don't, please don't tell me :) We are all human.

 And as wives and moms, I believe we have one of the greatest callings! We are shaping young lives everyday! We maintain a home for our family. We just need to remember that we too need time. We need to be 'filled up.' Just like a car can't run without gas in the tank, neither can we. So, take some time today, Momma. Reach for your favorite book, spend an extra minute on getting dressed, sneak that piece of chocolate that you have hidden in the closet! ;) We all need those extra little moments to keep us sane! Most of all, remember to spend time with the Father today! He is the true source of strength! Without Him, I would never make it through these crazy days!
And always remember, 'this too shall pass..."

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  1. It's so true! Way easier for us bloggers to share our 'highlights' than the less than noble parts of our days ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing, Rachael @Diamonds in the Rough