Do you ever feel like you’re the only mom who is failing miserably? Like everyone else is winging it, but still winning? Lots of moms joke about falling behind on housework, and being disorganized, and getting by with copious amounts of coffee, or wine.
But what about the tough stuff? What about the raw, harsh emotions? Nobody wants to joke about the brokenness we sometimes have within our families, especially our children. When there is real, gut-wrenching pain, we often hold it in. It’s just not something we talk about for fear of judgment. We may be lucky enough to have a spouse with whom we can confide, but let’s face it, we need other women, to really understand us. It’s even harder when life takes you down a road you never thought you would be on. We spend so much time analyzing the “coulda’, shoulda’, woulda’s.”
So how do we get past it? How do we live with the way things have turned out? What do we do when God hasn’t answered our prayers? Is He listening? If we believe that there is a plan for all things in our lives, how do we trust God? It can be brutal, in the midst of our situations to see how things could be for our good.
How do we heal?
We need to grieve what was, and live in what is. I don’t know about you, but the grieving part has really dragged me down. All my relationships have been in turmoil. I’ve even allowed this to affect me at work. I put on brave face, and smile. But I’ve been slowly unravelling, and now it shows. I’ve wasted too much time having a pity party. I’m ready to move forward!
This blog is for all those moms who are struggling, broken, and running low on faith. I will share with you my journey, of a blended family that never mixed, and how God keeps me going.