Thursday, February 3, 2011
Sometimes as mothers it is easy to get very frustrated. There is always someone needing something from us. The kids are fighting for the hundredth time that day, we still need to make dinner, it is almost time for church, the kids still need a bath before we leave, and we have run out of dish soap for the dishwasher. Don't get discouraged. It is so easy to feel like you just cleaned something and five minutes later it is dirty again. But I encourage you, when you are the most frustrated, and the noise is overwhelming...take all of it to the Lord. Stop. Give the kids something that will keep them busy for a minute, and take a small minute to stop and ask the Lord to bless your day. Ask Him for patience when you feel like yelling, ask Him to give you wisdom. And don't forget to thank Him for your blessings. Giving thanks is so important. If you feel tired in the morning and you feel overwhelmed...send a prayer up to the Lord to bless your day. Look and see what are the most important chores to get done that day...maybe just three, and make a list to do those. Think about what you would like to do with the children that day and make a note of it. It could be something as simple as painting or reading books. Make that a priority. It will help you to realize that not everything must get done, and that you can get things done better when you prioritize what is really important. Remember your chilren will only be young once, so enjoy them while they are little. Remember, that we as parents have a duty to be teaching our children about the Lord. We can teach them as we go along with our daily duties. We can remember that when the Lord blesses us with something, that we can show our children that the Lord blessed us, and it can teach them to be thankful. It's important to remember what a blessing and privilege we have in raising our children.