Good morning, loves. :)Happy Weekend and Happy February!! Am I the only one who missed January?? I feel like I lived days here and there, blinked, and it was gone. Do you ever feel as if time is passing you by, not waiting on you to catch your breath?
It can feel discouraging in the moment of trotting along behind; struggling to not only have eyes to see what isn't being accomplished or what hasn't been done.
Our holes, our gaps.
Our lack of blog posts in the midst of life's current fullness... Oh wait, that's me. ;)
I know I've been quiet lately. Quiet again even after "getting back in the game." I think of you often, friends. I long to interact, to write, to gift encouragement that I'm receiving along the way. But I'm tired. I find myself parched for words of inspiration for you or myself. I find myself so much more on the needed receiving end of inspiration and encouragement right now. My family need me and I need them in a different kind of way than in seasons past. Which is not wrong, just tiring. I'm truly tired. And longingly tired for the next season. Ever feel that way too?
I had two incredibly needed conversations yesterday; one in person with a dear friend.
I made it almost all the way to her house without noticing I was still in my slippers, and I still went in them anyway. It was that kind of day... Err, month. Her and I both reluctantly climbed this mountain of friendship and came out the other side with a preciousness and value of it that neither of us have before experienced in our lives. This friendship is gifted by God and is a long time coming after a lonely waiting for His provision for me in this area. Sisterhood is needed.
The other was a phone conversation with my momma after the daughters fell asleep.
We couldn't always talk like we can now. There were some years of mistrust and guarding, then some of healing and rewriting. So as a side-note, I encourage you to hold tightly to hope for the relationship that needs rewritten in your life. He is faithful.
|Romans 5:5 - photo source|
Ephesians 6:10 in the Amplified reads this way --
"Be strong in the Lord, empowered through your union with Him; draw your strength from Him which His boundless might provides."
God isn't stressed about my problems. One problem doesn't take more effort on His part than another.
As mothers, we don't have to meet every need. We can't meet every need. We are not created to do so. But add God into the equation and anything is possible. He is the Need Meeter.
Remember that God is working in the hearts of your children in ways you cannot see. They are being formed in this current season of life and their Heavenly Father has their best in mind, too. He is actively at work in them.
**BIG TRUTH ALERT**
It (life) can look like a mess and you still be doing a great job.
Before I go, may I just say for a moment how much of my hero this man is? I'm so glad I spend every season of life with him. We're my favorite.
Until next time, sweet friends, front porch rockin' and chocolate cake hugs to you all.