staring out the window
The friends that were enjoying their “freedom,” while I washing sheets and onesies from the 2 -6 am colicky marathon. If they only knew the loneliness I was feeling. I don’t remember any one telling me that motherhood would be like “this.”
I found this by chance… But it was the most encouraging post I have read in a while… I stare out that window every day, I envy my friends who “get stuff done” and run marathons and have coffee in coffee shops…
That bone-weary tiredness that we feel as moms of small children, where just a trip to the grocery store is a holiday, we know that feeling. Watching other people’s lives go by with freedom while we so often feel trapped in a loop. That worldly pull and allure of greener grass is a constant battle I fight. The calling on my life is this, to be home and serve my husband and children, to raise the children in the Word of The Lord. The temptation to stray off that path and be distracted by discontent is great, this post reminded me that nothing satisfies like the comfort and love and Word of God. He called me to follow Him, and He calls me to teach His children, and He gives me the strength day by day to follow through and get up even when I fall. He shows me that life on this side of the glass is satisfying and fulfilling when lived with Him.
I hope you are as encouraged by that post as I was. Go cuddle your babies, sing with them, and show them Jesus.