Monday, May 5, 2008

TIRED, MOM?

It seems like the words "tired" and "mom" somehow go together! Is it because we have so much to do or is it because we do too much? Hmmm. That's worth thinking about.
What are some of the things in your life that could possibly be delegated to another person? Your spouse wants to be involved but is not sure how to go about it. Your baby's grandma is always asking you what she can do. Have you ever thought about actually taking these folks up on their offers to help you? Or do you insist on doing it all yourself? Or, and I say this just as delicately as I know how, could it be that when others have tried to pitch in, they have not done it YOUR WAY--and after getting fussed at and watching you re-do it, they vowed never to offer to help you again? Ouch!
Go to the Lord and ask Him to help you see the places in your life where you need help and the people who are waiting to help you! Motherhood is not a one-woman show! And when you accept the help of another, remember: That person is blessing you. Let that person bless you in his/her own way. There is more than one way to load a dishwasher, change a diaper, and vacuum the floor.
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters
God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His. (Hebrews 4:9-10)
Get some rest!

1 comment:

Totally New Moms said...

I'm still waiting for those offers! Seriously, loved this post. I wish people would swallow their pride and take help. God created us to bear one another's burdens. Housework IS a burden! Thanks for this.
Sue