April 5, 2012

::thoughts on motherhood [the you-are-not-alone edition]::

she talked with her hands and great expression as she shared about the challenges of motherhood.
we are all flesh and blood and none have it figured out. but there is unbelievable comfort in the ability to look to another person and say, "you too? i thought that was just me!" 

your kid pooped in his pants and didn't care?
mine pooped in the bathtub last night and was totally content to continue playing poop and all.

you lost your temper and yelled at your kids?

you have seventeen loads of laundry to fold?
same here.

your kids had a meltdown at the grocery store?
check out what my kids did at the park the other day.

you don't know what you are cooking for dinner tonight?
me either.

you need a break?
we all do.

you're exhausted?
have you read sarah's post about "the tired thirties?"

you're always running late?
isn't that the mantra of a mother to little ones?

you haven't showerd today?
shower schmower. aren't ponytails in right now?

you need coffee to get through the day?
i take it through IV.

you need a pick-me-up?
you. are. not. alone.

take time to raise your coffee mug to another mother's snot covered t-shirt and yoga pants.
take time to say "me too!"
take time to encourage today.

share your most glorious moments right here so we can all be encouraged.

galatians :9-10
so let’s not get tired of doing what is good. at just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.


  1. Great scripture. Motherhood is definitely hard, and I've only got 1 right now! But it's all worth it in the end.

  2. What an encouragement! I needed to hear that so much! And love that passage. Thanks for sharing and encouraging!


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