When Motherhood is Hard

I’m currently sitting outside with my little guy, just the two of us. The girls and Thomas are at the movies, where Witten and I started out. He just couldn’t handle it, so we came home. However, with only one vehicle at the moment, we’ll be heading back in awhile to get them.

We came home to no air conditioning, sink full of dishes, and my washing machine still broken after almost two weeks. I was determined I was going to be productive and get the kitchen cleaned, but with Witten crying and the heat of the house, I just couldn’t.

So here we are outside, and all I can hear in my head is everyone telling me how much I’m going to miss these days. But I wonder how I’m going to make it through the end of this day.

I’m exhausted.

I feel completely defeated.

Some days it’s a struggle to put one foot in front of the other and plaster a fake smile on my face.

No one warns you that these days come with so many struggles. No one tells you that life won’t always be a walk in the park or that you will feel completely alone some days.

I don’t know all of the answers for sure. I know that I have to rely on my Heavenly Father to see me through. And I also know that I wouldn’t make it without some amazing friends.

Ladies, we have to be there for one another. A simple text goes such a long way. My precious friends have taken care of my babies like their own. They have ran errands for me. They have gifted me and taken care of me and my family. And my most precious friend has even offered her washing machine and lawnmower to me. They have been there for me when I wasn’t sure I could make it without them.

We have to be those kinds of friends. We have to lift other women up in prayer. We have to rejoice with them and cry with them and laugh with them and listen to them. We have to learn to be a friend.

I hope that I can repay them with the same generosity they have to me.

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

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