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For the Record, There are Times I am Desperate

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In the early stages of being a mom there were moments that I sincerely wondered what in the world I had gotten myself into. The children that I had prayed for and loved to death could one minute be a source of joy and in another moment seem to be draining the very life from me.

There are many days even now when I just want to hide under the bedcovers and sleep a little more. Maybe pretend that we don’t have to do school. Or that I am a mom and need to be responsible for anything.

Days I feel overwhelmed with all of the things that need to be done and the time that seems to so pass by so quickly.

I am blessed beyond measure to have dear friends {some near and some far} who are encouraging in every little way to me – praying with me, helping out in tangible ways when needed, but most of all just being a friend and providing hope and encouragement in much needed moments.

A whisper of ‘hang in there’ to a fervent prayer for wisdom in a circumstance.

Motherhood can be overwhelming at times and as moms we need to pull together and be willing to offer help to other moms {younger or older!} and not be afraid to ASK for help as well. It can be daunting, but I guarantee that many around you have been in a similar place and can offer hope to you where you are now!

Will you trust me in this? Please?

From my heart to yours – You are a wonderful mother. What you are doing DOES matter!! Please remember that – and know that there are others who want to come alongside you and be an encouragement, but more than anything, we have a God who loves you so dearly. He sees you and you matter to Him more than anything!

Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

Two amazing ladies that I am blessed to know in real life, Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae, have teamed together in writing a book called Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe. If you grab one book this year to sit down and read – and encourage your very soul, make it this one!!

The book is written as a back-and-forth letter writing between Sally and Sarah Mae and is so very full of encouragement, hope, and lessons to learn and implement. Letters from a new mom needing insight and understanding and replies from the perspective of an older mom with wisdom.

New mom or seasoned mom, there is a little something for everyone. If you are a mom who has been through the thick of it, consider purchasing a copy of Desperate to share with new moms you know and encouraging them in their walk.  If you would like to start a small study group and read this book with other moms in your area, Desperate Mom has put together some free resources for you to use.

Today, I want to leave you with this short clip from Sally Clarkson. If anything, play it over and over and take each word to heart!



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  1. You want to know something odd? For some reason I can’t get to your site from google reader it claims its’ malware, but my browser lets me come here from FB……. How odd is that?

  2. Thanks for the these wonderful thoughts and honesty. I’ve been a special needs mom for 18 years and they really resonate with me.

  3. MJ (amordocendi.blogspot.com) says

    I have five children my oldest is 24 and my youngest is 8. I wish I can say that I’m an expert mom. We could only hope to do our best day in and day out.

  4. Mandy Boogaard says

    Thank you for your post today…especially the comment in the blue box. I needed to hear it this morning. I’m going to be back to spend some more time looking around this afternoon…right now, I need to feed the natives. ;)

  5. Kristi Rhodes Cole says

    I needed to hear every word you so lovingly penned!! It’s been an overwhelming season for so long now that I can hardly remember what it feels like to take a breath without the weight of an elephant sitting on my chest. I know there are other who have felt this way too but sometimes I feel like I’m the only one and then I begin to beat myself up with the thoughts of “Get it together Kristi!!!” and so much more. As soon as I can I am going to go get this book. Thank you for sharing your heart. I truly needed it more than you know!! (I love how God leads us to things like this…. :) I’m not even sure how I found this post but I’m thankful I did!!)
    In His Grip,

    • Kristi –

      SO glad that you found this post – and that it was an encouragement. :) I love how God allows us to find JUST what we need to hear – at the moment we need it. :)

      Praying for you right now!!


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