MommieCan’s purpose is to encourage Christian moms toward the abundant life that Jesus gives.
I love my children. Being a mom is the best thing I’ve ever done. After I had my first child, a friend summed it up like this, “Holding your baby is like holding your heart.” I couldn’t agree more. I have two beautiful, amazing, smart, high personality, high estrogen, high drama little girls. No wall flowers in my family (not that I would change them one bit). They are simply delightful. I love being their mom. Thank You, God for this wonderful privilege!
But… being a mom is the hardest thing I’ve ever done (can I get an Amen?!). I’ve done corporate. I’ve done non-profit and church. I’ve done mission work. I’ve done start-up. I’ve done public speaking. I’ve done a lot. And nothing compares to being Chief Caregiver, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Nose-Blower, Referee, Personal Chef, Understudy (for all the play acting), Role Model, Fashionista, Teacher, Janitor, Psychologist, Artist and Disciplinarian.
Helloooo…does anyone talk about this? Not that it would deter me at all. The rewards and benefits far outweigh any sacrifice or negative. I get to hold two precious hearts and bodies in my hands. I’m shaping two world changers for the Kingdom of God. But it is hard! And it’s exhausting. And I need help.
That’s why I’m writing this blog. I need it. HELP!!!!
I’m done with survival mode. Jesus didn’t die for me to be longing for bedtime every day, just making it through. How many times has 5p come around and I think, “What in the world am I going to cook tonight?” How many times have I thought, “Just 3 more hours until bedtime.” Or, “What in the world are we going to do today?” Or, “Gotta clean the kitchen floor, thrown in laundry, clean the bathrooms, work on letters, play with girls… aaaahhhh!?!” It’s the same routine, day after day after day. Anyone else ever want to pull their hair out and then feel guilty about it? Ugh, Mommy-guilt.
I’m convinced mommiehood doesn’t have to be this way. Yes, being Mom is hard, but I’m realizing that I can contribute to making it that way and there are things to learn and do that will help make it better instead of just praying that somehow God will change my circumstances or deliver me out of them. Proverbs 4:26 tells us, “Ponder the path of your feet and let all your ways be established.”
So, if this at all resonates with you, join me as we laugh and grow together. Mommies, with God’s help, we can do better. We were made to thrive, not just survive!