Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Weary Mothers

Ever have something smack you upside the head?  A real light bulb moment?  That was me recently.

This Bible verse has been a favorite for a long time:
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I've always applied to to other things in the Christian life such as serving others, serving within church, doing what's right when no one else is, following God's standards.

Then came a light bulb moment.

This can apply to motherhood too.

One friend of mine has a son with limited immunity.
One friend's daughter was born with Trisomy 18.
One friend's son has ADHD.
One friend's daughter has SPD.
One friend has a child with learning disabilities.
One friend has quadruplets.
One friend has twins.
One friend's son has autism.
Several friends are single moms.
Several friends struggle with depression, anxiety, or other chronic illnesses.
Several friends are military moms with all the extra work and worry that comes with it.
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It's not easy.  Moms get weary. I know these friends and their constant therapy appointments, doctor visits, day to day needs, special education meetings, interventions, hospitalizations, expensive experimental treatments, and more.
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Some seasons of motherhood are excruciatingly exhausting.  Hang in there Moms.
Galatians 6:9, Galations, grow weary in doing good
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Let us not grow weary in doing GOOD (good here being doing what our children need.  Maybe you're the mom who devotes 8 hours a week to occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy for ONE child.  Maybe you're the mom who has to work extra hours to afford the tutor for your child.  Maybe you're the mom who dealt with yet another meltdown in public.  Keep doing what you know to do, what your child needs), in due time you will reap the harvest.

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P.S. Jen Hatmaker had an excellent post about Sweet vs Spicy families.  I highly recommend you read it!

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P.P.S. This post was shared at Serenity Now and Trust Me I'm A Mom.




17 comments:

  1. I love this verse. I'm a military mom with a son with autism but I can't afford to get weary. My kids need me. :)

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  2. Such a lovely verse and post. I really needed to hear this.

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  3. I had a discussion yesterday about how fortunate we are because things could have been vastly different for us in the circumstances around my son's birth. And as rough and depressing as other life situations get, we are apreciative of what we do have as things could be a whole lot worse. As weary as I feel today both physically, mentally and emotionally, I aim to have an early night for a change, a good talk with my hubby and wake up to a fresh new day.

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    1. Yep, even when you go to bed EXHAUSTED, you know that tomorrow is a new day. I think there's a reason the Bible says that "sorrow may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning." and, "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."

      Happy Dreams! :)

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  4. Thanks for such an encouraging post! It is a hard job out there. I like what Growing up Madison said. We sometimes are need to much to have time to get weary.

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    1. It can be SO hard! There are so many things that the "What to Expect When You're Expecting" book doesn't cover. Ha! Glad that this was uplifting for you. Come back and read it any time you need a boost!

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  5. Thank you for this encouragement. I try to remember that everything I do--washing dishes, etc., should be done as unto the Lord.

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  6. That's a beautiful a verse, a beautiful idea. I will have to remember that during the rough times, let us not grow weary in doing good. My son has ADHD and I think the hardest part is not necessarily him, but how other people respond to him. We work hard all the time, but it has made us very close and he will know HOW to work hard. Thank you for this wonderful post.

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    1. "How people respond..." YEP. I'm glad you are so close, that bond will last forever. :)

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  7. My first grandson was born with brain damage - your post speaks to me! You can become weary right to your core! I'm so glad you wrote this, we'll done!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by the Saturday Showoff Linky on The Blogging Bunch!

    You're right, we all have struggles, but it's how you view them that matters.

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  9. Thanks for linking up at The Blogging Bunch! :)

    I am learning - as I get older - that life really does work in "seasons" - some are easy, and some aren't so much. Sometimes, it's hard to see outside of the little box we are currently living in, but you're right - hang in there!

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing this....I've never applied this verse to motherhood either. I have been that Army Wife learning to function as a single parent...even when it's only temporary it can be very difficult and stressful. God was all I could rely on during those times and He never failed me.

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