Repeat again tomorrow.
And the next day.
Motherhood is monotonous. Even with various activities, it is all much of the same thing. It is so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day cycle that we lose focus on what is important.
God has given us an important task. The task of raising these amazing children and helping them to know and love God. Our everyday, our work of motherhood, our doing dishes and reading the same book a third time is all worship to God.
And in those moments where you feel you just want to run away, remember that God has given you the most important task. So pray, take a moment to reflect on His Word, and maybe get some tea.
When we lose focus on the importance of what we are doing and on the wonder of childhood our whole family misses out. We miss out on those lovely little moments when our kids are playing nicely together. We miss out on snuggles because we are grouchy. Our kids miss out on having a mom who enjoys them and cares about what they are saying. We don't intend to be this way but day in and day out of the same thing makes it hard to focus.
You are not alone. Every mother feels this way at some point.
So what can you do?
-Find other locals moms and get together weekly. Let your kids play while you chat.
-Have a solid Bible reading regime. Read daily. Pray and meditate.
-Throw some worship music on and have a dance party.
-Do something for you. Get your husband or sister to watch the kids and go get a pedicure or something.
-Focus on the incredible little people you have the privilege to raise.
-Exercise! Just go for a walk or something.
I find most days if I focus on God and adjust my perspective it can make a world of difference.
I'm praying for you today. You are not alone.