Have you ever woke up and just hit the ground running? I have too, it’s a wonderful feeling when it’s 10am and you have more than half the household chores finished.
But this morning it was more like I hit the ground crying. We got in the house around midnight last night, and for some of you, you’re thinking that’s cool, just sleep in. I know your thinking that because I would have to about 2 years ago.
But we have a little tiny human we are taking care of, and even though they go to bed late they still somehow manage to wake up at their usual 7:30am time. It’s funny how that works, well not really.
I hit the ground crying (not literally…yet) but I was just so exhausted that I really just wanted to sleep, but I had my Theo that was ready to adventure for the day. So I guess there wasn’t tears, but a deep cry to just sleep a few more minutes. Okay, I was tired.
We started our day with breakfast, we shared a bowl of cereal because we were leaving that evening for a 10 day vacation and my hubby and like to clear out our fridge so there isn’t food just sitting there while we are gone.
So we shared a bowl of cereal.
I felt like I hit the ground crying because I was so tired and then as the day progressed Theodore went for his nap and I was able to take a nap too. Thank goodness.
But when we both woke up, he sure gave my husband and I a run for our money for the rest of the afternoon.
He was just whiny l i t e r a l l y all day and it got to the point where I literally had no idea what to do. I took him for a car ride to calm him down and give him new scenery that helped for the duration of the drive, but eventually we had to come home.
We got home and he started up again, and now as I’m writing this the best way to describe how I felt as a mom, was out of ideas. I literally had no idea what to do to cheer our little fella up, nothing helped.
My husband and I just banged head all day’s and it was just one of those days where your baby is finally in bed and you turn to your husband and say “can we just start over.”
In the midst of it all, I forgot one valuable thing.
I forgot that I have a father in heaven who knows the answers to all things. Who can lead is in ways no man could ever. I forgot to lean on the one who could have turned my day around. Sometimes in the midst of the storms I forget to ask the one person who is waiting for us to just ask for help. I forgot to ask my God for help.
What ever you’re going through right now, what ever season you are in right now… if you are up every 3 hours with a newborn, if you’re chasing your toddler around the house, if you’re in an argument with a spouse… don’t forget you have a father who would love to ease your troubles. A father who can give you double the sleep when you need it after nursing a newborn 6 times in a night. You have a father who can give you energy and excitement when you’re chasing a toddler around the house. You have a father who can help you to choose love more in your marriage.
You have a father.
And he is here for you where ever you are. Just waiting for you to reach out to him.
So the next time I feel like I’ve hit the ground crying, I’m going to reach for my bible, I’m going to pray before I get my son, I’m going to turn that worship song on, because in the midst of it all, I owe it all to him, he owes me nothing but yet he is so selfless to give me everything I need. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10159221171570512&set=a.10151519939515512.851592.622280511&type=3&theater