Ever had one of these days?

Today has been one of those crazy days...

Dishes left in the sink from last night are one of the first "Good morning!" greetings I got...

While doing the dishes I heard my 3 year old yelling from her room and then watched as an emotional girl walked awkwardly from her bedroom to find out that she leaked in her pull-up and pee was all over her, her blankets, lovies, and mattress...

I went to wash all her things and opened the washer to find old laundry left in from a few days before...

... left the laundry on the kitchen floor to wash the girl in the bath... baby boy started crying... potatoes were burning on the stove... all three kiddos coughing (and for the last 2 weeks!)... noticed my girl has a chipped tooth (to go along with her other dental issues)... and the same girl has been having potty issues which is causing many tears, hours in the bathroom, and multiple attempts from anything and everything I can think of to get things moving along. She's a stubborn cookie and is on a poo strike just about as persistently as I'm on "team poo" trying to get that sucker out! ... I'm exhausted... she's exhausted...

It was one of those mornings that I found myself standing in the kitchen with my hair in a messy bun, no make-up, slippers on my feet, wearing my jammies, feeling pitted out and staring into space because my mind is going too fast with all the impossibilities and wanderings that my mind is capable of until I'm snapped out of it by one of my kids asking me a question...

It was one of those mornings that before I even got out of bed I felt that imaginary big red stamp that says "FAIL" stamped across my forehead.  Have you ever had a day like this?! Or is it just me :0)

It was one of those mornings that I fully knew my need for Jesus... When all I can do is call out to Jesus and ask Him for help to give me His peace, His joy, His patience, His hope, and His presence... and I think that's where He wants me so that He can work and I can see Him in it all.

So thankful for His Word.  So thankful that He loves me.  So thankful that He is always there... even when I don't always know it!

Anyways, all this to say that the Lord is an ever present help in times of troubles (including the day to day Mommy-hood troubles!) and He is so kind.

 This is a day to turn up some fun music, open my Bible, take some cutie pictures of my greatest blessing and remember that my kiddos will either have memories of a stressed out Mom or a Mom who loved and trusted Jesus in all of life's silly hiccups and made the most of everyday to snuggle a little tighter and laugh a little longer... So here's to the rest of the day!!

"I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me." ~ Ps. 16:8


  1. gosh...teach me how to do this! ;-) You go, girl. Jesus delights over you with singing!


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