Grace During Trials

Today I did something that I very rarely ever do. I had a second cup of coffee. This week has been a struggle. I’m exhausted. I’ve worn the same clothes for 3 days, haven’t brushed my hair and I can’t seem to remember if I brushed my teeth every day. This is the part of motherhood that other moms fail to mention. 

Little man has been teething-molars to be specific. He’s also had a cold and has been dealing with allergies. He’s pretty much been miserable, not sleeping, and cranky. The same goes for me. It’s also been cold and rainy most of the week so we’ve been cooped up in the house quite a bit. He has also been transitioning from two naps a day down to one. This is killing me. I loved having two breaks in a day…now I barely get one. He napped for 30 minutes yesterday and only because I took him for a drive. 

Grace has been the word in my head all week. I need grace for little man because he can’t control what’s going on and he doesn’t understand either. I need grace for me for being on the brink of insanity, for wanting to scream my lungs out, for being unable to provide a balanced dinner for my family every night this week-it’s just too much work. 

Even though this week has been tough there have been little joys in the midst of strife. Little man figured out how to spin in a circle and did so repeatedly until he fell over. This made me laugh, a lot. He’s also learning different body parts. It’s so fun to watch him learn and grow. 

The weather looks good for today so we can hopefully get outside. I am so grateful for sunshine and decent weather. God is always faithful to provide relief after a time of struggle. 

1 Peter 5:10 

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

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