I’ve been struggling lately. Struggling to get caught up. Struggling to get ahead. Struggling through the days and struggling to keep my patience, see the joy in little things, and keep a positive attitude.
I feel like I need a super-hero to come rescue me.
It’s partly stay-at-home-mom related. Everyone says to me, “I could never stay at home. I’d go crazy.” Well, yeah. I’m going crazy, too.
It’s partly trying-to-figure-out-Isaac’s-tummy-and-sleep-troubles related. I just want to fix it so badly. So he and I can get more sleep. So that I can quit worrying and know, definitively what’s causing the constipation/gas/discomfort. I have such hard time with not knowing and not being able to solve the problem.
It’s partly my-own-health related. I have hypothyroidism, which I am being treated for. But I still have symptoms. Mostly fatigue, but also muscle and joint tenderness. Add that thyroid fatigue to baby-not-sleeping fatigue, and I’m a wreck.
It’s partly house-related. We have so many unfinished projects. So many things I want to complete. But for most of them, I either need help, or an uninterrupted chunk of time to work. And I have neither.
So, I’m trying to remember to count my blessings and gain some perspective. Being crazy at home with MY kids is better than being crazy at school with OTHER kids. Right? And Isaac has an upset tummy some nights. I just found out my friend’s daughter has cancer. Phew. The night I saw that I vowed that I would Isaac all night every night if he needed me to.
Today at MOPS, we watched a little video (Women of Faith, I think) and the speaker talked about how hard it is for women (moms) to ask for help. So true. My little struggles seem so insignificant in the grand scheme of things. And everyone I know has their own struggles. Many are much, much harder than mine. And as one of my friends said today (as she patiently listened to me wallow in despair), we don’t want to burden others. So I tend to think that I should just deal with it.
But you know what? We need to stick together and support each other. We may all struggle, but our struggles may be different. I might be able to help you with your problem, and maybe you can help with one of mine. Sharing experiences and sharing advice with moms is literally one of my favorite things to do.
So, don’t be afraid to ask for help. What are you struggling with? Don’t be afraid to share it with someone. If you feel comfortable, share it here, and we’ll support you however we can. We will pray for you, tell you about a time we went through the same thing, or share some advice, if we have any.
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