Romans 5:3-5 “ Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
Whew. What a busy crazy year. Often times I feel as women or moms we have so much piled on our schedule that we don’t see where we can even breathe, and if we do take a break we only see all the things that didn’t get done and not the rest that was needed. Along with many internal things whizzing through us like a crazy roller coaster. If we don’t eat good or workout we have no energy if we skip one day of laundry a clothes monster swallows up the house. If we are rushed one morning, clutter erupts in our bedrooms. If your kids are in sports you are zooming from one thing to the next and your house is only used as a place you collapse from exhaustion. You strive to find time for devotions, organizing and grocery shopping. You have a pile of schedule attempts. You blow up on your kid because he lost his jacket but you’re really just mad because your head hurts and you got nothing accomplished today. You feel guilty because most of the time your words to your husband are “sorry I’m tired”, “I don’t feel good”, “I can’t”, “can you help me”. Why? Are women just weak, emotional wrecks that can’t handle what life demands from them. Are we just dramatic and everything is actually fine and we are just making it all up? No. I don’t believe that, because to many women deal with the same exact thing day after day. If you are selfless and humble and wake up every day only thinking about how you can tackle your goals and help your family. You know exactly what I’m talking about. I don’t know the answer yet, on how to manage and cope with day to day life, I have felt like I’ve gotten so close but then life and its crazy surprises throws you off again. One thing though that I feel so strongly about is we need more women more moms letting others know, they are not alone in this crazy adventure, letting them know they are not crazy, emotional or dramatic. I would love to have more women in my life sharing with me their struggles and how they are conquering them. It can be so unrealistic sometimes when all you see and hear is positivity, beautiful photographs of families, parents supporting their kids at sports, beautiful homes, it all looks so wonderful and makes you think wow what am I doing wrong? But there is much more to it than that. So much goes into wonderful things. Preparing, struggle, and sacrifice. I don’t know if Facebook is the place for this, but I would love to have a community of women who are willing to be real with each other and walk side by side understanding this is not an easy road mentally or physically but we can be strong together. I need more than just cupcakes and coffee. I need women who will fight through the hardships and celebrate the success. I feel God has put this in my heart for a reason. I don’t know what I’ll do with it yet, but I know it can save many women from the feeling of despair. Uplifting does have its place, but nothing is truly more uplifting than when someone understands what you are going through and is willing to go through it with you. Through the good bad and ugly.