In all of my conversations with all the mothers that I talk to I keep coming back to two key things...
These two things being used 1st together and then in separate things, yet still together :)
Moms you are not alone! We have each other and the Lord really does care! Remember that God uses His people! For whatever reason God in His wisdom has decided to use us, and in all of our imperfection!?
Today may be a really good day, you feel that you are being really kind to your kids and your husband. Probably because you feel that you are on top of alllll the things that you have to do. You got up on time, got the kids off to school or started school on time today and it is flowing like a beautiful river on a sunny day. You got your routine down and it is going swimmingly:)
But on the other hand today could be bad... you woke up late, so there goes your alone time or your time with the Lord, or your one shower time. The kids don't like the breakfast that you made so now you have to crack down and say, "Hey this is it so please eat it, or you are coming back to cold eggs later!!"And weather we want to admit it or not that adds stress to us moms and bums us out! Oh and there are those dishes again and we put the pressure on that they must be done by a certain time or we have FAILED as a wife today!
I have asked my husband and observed other couples and have come to this conclusion. Our husbands would rather have the dishes fall behind for a day (not a month or a week, but a few days) then have us, well unbearable to live with.
I am using the dishes as an example but I think that you all know what I am talking about!
So leave the dishes in the sink they will always be there! Leave the cracker crumbs on the floor:)Go and sit with your kids for a few minutes and love on them. Tell them that you love them, hug,kiss and hold them close! Read a book or play a game with them. Go kiss your husband tell him that you love him and need him and that he is a strong, handsome man that the Lord blessed you with! Then just sit there and talk to the Lord for a minute and thank Him for all that He has given you and you will feel the comfort and the love of the lord!
My great grandmother told me this advice recently, she said," Brittney love those kids! Play with them, because house work you will have till the day that you die, but those beautiful lil babies well, they will grow up and move away and you will miss them soooo much!!"
If you are reading this and you are a husband, dad, a son, a daughter ect. You can do the same!!Love covers a multitude of sins!! Being thankful brings a different perspective and a change of heart! You don't have to be perfect and that is not what your kids will remember or what will keep your marriage alive. Being there with love, grace, kindness, compassion, understanding, a listening hear and so on. That is what they will remember and what will keep you married with joy:)