Life Unexpected

get-attachment (38)I don’t know about you but one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life is be a mother. Not just a mother but also a wife. I remember picturing it as a child, I pictured this perfect house, husband that looked like (I don’t know if I should mention it or not, because it is laughable) JC from NSYNC, a couple of kids, and I had a perfect job. Oh, by the way, I also was a great house keeper, and a great cook. I was also still as skinny as I was in high school, and the list goes on and on. I feel like I was lied to as a child, that all those fairytales and movies I watched brainwashed me to where I feel at a standstill now. Wondering what is this, what life is this? I don’t have that two story house, I am not as skinny as I was in high school, and I struggle to make my house look normal.

I am not saying I didn’t get everything that I wanted, because I did get everything and more. My husband may not be JC from NSYNC, I am happy about the man I did get. He works so hard for his family and that I get to stay home with our children. Though my job never ends, 24/7 I am on call even if I am sick. It’s not an easy job and it wasn’t made for everyone but those of us that get to do it, we know the struggles that we each choose, we are strong women. We might get as much adult interaction as we need or want but that is why we come together through blogs. I also I am not as skinny as I was in high school and I am okay with that. I got curves and girl, I am proud of them. Oh, and these stretch marks, I rock them. They are the proud reminder that I carried two children and I did what God called me to do! I am a good cook too, my husband raves about my cooking. I’ve got a couple things going for me.

I somehow got off track of what I was saying…There are days that are hard, sometimes they turn into weeks. It is hard being a mom and wife. At some point we forget about ourselves. We put ourselves on the back burner. I know I do. My husband works hard that I want to make sure he comes home to a semi-clean house, thank you kids! I want to make sure he gets a hot meal, clean clothes, and happy kids. I run out on the endurance some days. The clothes seem endless, the toys are everywhere, the kids are yelling at each other, the dogs need out again, and didn’t I just take the trash out? It just all piles up.

Rather than giving up, I keep pushing through because I know this is where I was meant to be and God made promises in the Bible. I know He is here with me as I fold clothes and wash dishes because I don’t have a dishwasher; I do it old school. He is here through it all so in my rough days. I turn on Christian music and find a few verses in the Bible that give me strength in these times.


 

Romans 5:3-4 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.”

James 1:12-18 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.”

Colossians 1:11 “May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,”

Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

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