I have been struggling. I’m struggling with handling life’s bigger problems- like finances and relationships. I’m struggling with my self image after birthing three children and having health issues. I’m struggling with my precious unruly children, teething fussy baby and a moderate dose of post partum depression. I will be okay, but this poem flowed out of all that and more. I felt that maybe someone would benefit from my transparency, although I was hesitant to share this.
Baby teething, keeps on screaming,
Must have Mommy, and it’s seeming
Like she’ll never let me put her down
Or let me stop carrying her around…
But she will.
Threenager yelling out so loud,
Waking baby and feeling proud.
Leaving destruction wherever he goes
Hard to imagine he’ll get better as he grows…
But he will.
Six year old asking questions galore,
When I answer, she wants to know more,
Gives me attitude when she doesn’t understand,
Will she always question every command?
My head is pounding from the chaos and noise,
My kids drive me crazy, but they’re also such joys.
They tire me out and the work’s never done
Will I miss their neediness as much as the fun?
I think I will.
Some days I’m discouraged and wonder why
Do I continue to give them my best Mommy try?
Will it matter if I do my best to raise them right,
Or just let them run wild without giving a fight?
I know it will.
Why am I sharing my struggles with you?
Because I’m not alone, and know this is true.
Most parents struggle and feel they’re not enough,
Does it help to admit I love my children, but it’s tough?
Maybe it will.
Are you struggling today? What helps you when you are struggling? Two things that help me are writing and shifting my focus to others.
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This bracelet would be a wonderful reminder that God can bring you through anything If God Brings You To It, He Will Help You Through It Bracelet!
I wrote a series about kindness awhile back, if you are interested in some ideas on how to help others. Here’s one of the posts from that series: Share The Kindness.