Do you know what I'm talking about?
Everything is achy, PMS, can't stand the voices of your own children, have 54 things to do but can't seem to get the first one done, want to decorate for Christmas but it isn't even the middle of October yet.
You know what I mean?
There are weeks that go by when I think I have this mom thing under control. And then it all comes crashing down. I realize that my lapses in disciplining my children over time have rewarded me with disrespectful, disobedient children.
And it isn't that I don't know better. I know all the Bible verses, I've read all of Dobsons books, I am a Babywise mom(Oh how I love the first Babywise book!), I have 4 children and homeschool them, how could I be doing this all wrong?!!
I'm supposed to love my childrens voices, enjoy cooking breakfast and lunch for them, and enjoy our time together. But then there are days like today. What is that verse again? Isaiah 40:11 ...and (He) shall gently lead those that are with young.
Oh Dear God, I pray that you gently lead me today. Lead me to love, cherish, and discipline my children in a way that is so very pleasing to You. Amen.
Please don't read this and think my plate is too full. It isn't. If I were volunteering, running to meetings all week, working at the church and ironing then maybe my plate would be full. But I haven't had to put makeup on since Sunday, so I'm pretty sure my plate isn't full! Thanks for the empathy and wanting to help though.
It is just one of THOSE days!