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I am tired. Physically, emotionally, spiritually…
I am working on getting myself back on track and fully functioning. I’m working on getting back into God’s word to refresh me, as it always does. I’m working on taking better care of myself physically so I have more energy and am healthier. There are tons of wonderful, encouraging blogs out there for moms – to help us get back to where we need to be, or even just to help us know we’re not alone.
But what am I supposed to do with the kids while I “recover?” I don’t know how long I will be in this funk – and it is my job to be mom to my boys. I can’t just ship them off someplace while I fix myself back up.
I’ve acted like nothing’s wrong and gone about our normal day-to-day routines – and sometimes God’s grace and mercy have gotten us through, but sometimes, I wind up even more tired on all fronts. I’ve over-used the TV to help me make it through the day – an in-house equivalent of “shipping them off.”
Today I’m going to try something new. A low-key day, full of snuggles and prayer… maybe a TV show, lots of books… we may not get out of our PJs today. But there will be lots of love for everyone involved. I’ll let you know how this works out for us…
…now it’s your turn… please share with me your plan for days when mom is the tired/sick/sad one. I need more ideas up my sleeve for days like this.