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Monday, May 23, 2011

A New Morning

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
~Lamentations 3:22-23

Sometimes as moms we get it all wrong. We royally mess up.

Each day is a challenge with my son right now. It's taking a lot out of me, and I can see it's wearing on my youngest and my husband too. The attention he requires right now is exhausting, and I've got to keep my mommy endurance up, or else I'm not going to be able to run the race.

His behavior is especially hard to manage right now, and there are so many stress triggers I cannot keep up with them or even figure out exactly what they are. His episodes are increasingly scary. Bringing him back to a calm place once he's upset is extremely difficult and tiring.

Some days I feel ill-equipped for the task at hand.

The other day when I felt like I completely screwed things up by loosing my temper, I was encouraged by the reminder that God laid on my heart. His mercies are new every morning!

He will lead me and guide me when I seek Him first (Matthew 6:33), and I will rest in his promises for myself and my son. I believe with my whole heart that he has a plan (Jeremiah 29:11). I just wish I knew exactly what that was!

We're going to get through this.

When your mommy patience runs out rely on Him!

Are you running low on the patience meter?

What do you do to keep your mommy endurance strong?

Mistakes happen. We're not perfect parents. But He is!

Be encouraged today! It's a new day and His mercies are new every morning!

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6 Comments:

At May 23, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

You have the right idea. With God to help and guide you, you and your son will be okay.

 
At May 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM , Blogger Katertot said...

You WILL get through it.

You are not alone.

He WILL get through it. With help.

He is not alone.

Eventually, he'll be able to regulate his behavior without it escalating to meltdown proportions.

 
At May 23, 2011 at 6:15 PM , Blogger TV's Take said...

It's so hard but it sounds like your handling the very best you can. I take a deep breath and remember every new moment I can turn this around and help make it better. Some moments I fail and some I succeed.

 
At May 23, 2011 at 8:41 PM , Blogger Tiffany said...

If I can't escape the "mommy's losing it" situation I take several deep breaths, counting the length of my breaths and I pray that God give me the strength.
Hang in there girl, you are doing the best that you can and that is all that God expects you to do.

 
At May 23, 2011 at 11:06 PM , Blogger Shell said...

Sending you prayers!

I totally get where you are coming from.

 
At May 24, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Anonymous heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

i, too, am so thankful for the blessings of 'newness' every day - a new opportunity with a clean slate with the rising of the sun.

take heart and be sure to make it a priority to take care of yourself in this season of challenge. try to arrange for some alone time some time during the day as well as a good chunc of time once a week (an our or two) to revive your mind and spirit. you need a good dose of soul care - ask your hubby or a good friend to help you get it. you'll be a better mama, and wife with it.

i take my very spirited 2 yr old to the Y at least two mornings a week. we're there for an hour to and hour and a half. i work out and he plays in the play zone (win, win for each!)

on saturday or sunday i go off by myself for 2 hours. i've come to rely and depend on those times for sanity and perseverance. :)

 

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