Ladies, I am sure that many of you can relate. You reach the point of total exhaustion and feel that you can handle no more. You either start yelling at those around you, fall into depression, cry, sleep, or all of the above. I have hit that brick wall in my life today. Life around me seems to be happening so fast. There are financial struggles within the church that sometimes cause me to stress, children who argue and pick on each other all day long, many new things to learn as we have began a new journey in making all things from scratch (which I love doing), learning to be frugal, stress over having to prevent getting pregnancy due to health concerns (even though I feel strongly against doing things to prevent pregnancy, but trust my doctor), and trying to be a happy homemaker who is immersed in the Scriptures. Today I fell in utter defeat. I napped twice and still feel exhausted! I feel lazy when I take a nap. I feel like I am not using my time wisely. However, in order to be a better mommy, I need to be refreshed and take a break every once in a while. Since we do not have family nearby, my husband and I must rely upon each other to help take care of each other. He sees my weakness and gives me a break when I need one. I am rejoicing that the Lord was my strength today. The Holy Spirit carried me through the day today. Tomorrow will be a new day and the Lord's mercies are made new each and every day.
I have not blogged much this week and will hopefully get back on schedule next week. The week started with the absence of my husband. He was away in South Carolina preaching. We drove him to the airport on Friday and then picked him up on Monday. The airport is about a little over 2 and a half hours from our home. Then on Tuesday, we traveled to Utica for a doctor's appointment and a few errands. So, my reason for not blogging has been well justified. Also, yesterday, I posted about the struggles many pastor's wives face and received a great comment from Celee. However, after my husband read the post he felt that it was a good post (but a little too personal) and that it could offend others, so I needed to delete it. I appreciate all my readers and their comments. It is never my goal to offend others in what I write. I want to be an encouragement to others and to be real. I am not super-mom and cannot handle it all. It is entirely the Lord who enables me to do the things that I do. I am thankful for the Lord and His mercies.