Yesterday was not a good day. It was Zack’s first day back to work so it was just me and the kiddos. And you know, it started great. Zack left at 8:00. Sophie was down for her morning nap, I had my cup of coffee, Sam was still asleep. Oh, life was good. And I was feeling great.
And then it all hit the fan. Sam woke up at 8:30 and proceeded to cry/scream on and off for 1 1/2 hours.
Yep, it was, in a phrase, the absolute worst morning ever. Ever ever. It was terrible. And nothing I could do was consoling him. I wasn’t enough. And that sucked.
I sat there crying at the table right along my child. And then, I prayed. I begged God for some clarity and I got it. I know that He would never put us through anything He didn’t know we could handle. And whatever we’re upset about, to bring it all to him. And that’s what I did. And the day turned around from there.
Zack brought me a green tea latte from Starbucks, so clearly that helped.
Also, thanks to a sweet friend of ours, we made the last minute decision to go to the children’s museum. They were having a free day for teachers and their families which we were so excited about, but we almost decided to bow out of since Sam had had such a bad day. But boy am I glad we went! He had a blast, and so did little miss Sophie. :)
So here’s what I’ve learned: motherhood is humbling. Motherhood is challenging. But give it all over to God and amazing things will happen, sometimes even instantly.
It’s incredible what a little humility will do. It’s also pretty incredible what getting out of the house will do for everyone! Can I get an amen?!
Amen sister! ????????
Yes! I like to remind myself that it’s never too late to restart the day! So glad you guys salvaged it.
I love this – sometimes we try to handle it on when really God says to cast our cares on Him…because HE can handle it! by the way, super sweet that your hubby delivered you a drink. That ALWAYS helps too. lol
Such a great message! I have definitely learned throughout pregnancy and the stresses that come with that to put my faith in God and let Him guide me. I love that you posted this, with my little one coming soon, (28 days or less now!!) this is something I needed to hear! :)
Mariah|Two Dapper Dogs
Very wise. Praise GOD He gives us a new start when we ask! His Kind Grace is wonderful. ????
Amen!!! I instantly felt refreshed and ready to take on whatever came our way, after simply spending a few moments in prayer with Him! God is good!!
I agree, spending time with God and trusting Him can completely change my whole day!