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To the Mom who is Exhausted, Depressed, and Overwhelmed

 

There is often so much pressure to enjoy every moment of motherhood, leaving moms everywhere feeling stressed out, exhausted and guilty if they are struggling to find joy in their current situation.

If you are feeling that way, give yourself a reprieve. Maybe you are overwhelmed with the “terrible twos” and secretly yearn for the yesteryear's of cuddling your “sweet,” starry-eyed newborn. Or perhaps you are in your element with your toddlers, but feel like the challenges of this stage are just overwhelming compared when they get older. Wherever you are – whatever stage you’re currently in – just enjoy it while you can because it will be gone before you know it!  Time doesn’t stand still, and before you know it, you’ll be sending off your “baby” off into this big, scary world!

Perhaps, however, you do not deal with the challenges of young children as well as you hoped that you would. Maybe you don’t function well on little sleep and miss being needed by people other than a baby or a toddler.Don’t beat yourself up over that. You are going to shine in another stage of motherhood.

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
Isaiah 40:28-29