Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Weary Mommy

Wings as Eagles

God is so good to always be molding and shaping us into His image. He allows us to go through many trials, whether big or small, to teach us, to grow us, and to remind us that we can do nothing apart from Him.

Well, my trials over the past month or so have been small compared to many I know, but nonetheless, have taught me that our reliance upon the Lord isn't simply day by day, or even hour by hour, but rather, minute by minute!

This pregnancy has been my most difficult, hormonally. I've never experienced such drastic hormonal shifts, and ups and downs, as I have this time. I'm also the most tired I have ever been in my life.

I'm irritable, snappy, and grumpy most of the time!

As it is, life with six kids (two of whom are fairly needy) and being nine months pregnant with number seven certainly comes with a few challenges. But, throw in there some unpredictable hormones and voila!....you've got ME!

While all of these very things bring me great joy, hard days are just to be expected.  But.....for all of this....I rejoice!  I thank God for allowing me to be in a place where I am calling out to Him, and being reminded that I cannot get through the day, or even the next minute without Him! 

I am also being reminded of what it means to love unconditionally through the love of my husband. Greg has shown such mercy, love, and patience with me during my not-so-pleasant mood swings. He amazes me by always displaying a heart of Christ. I have a lot to learn and he has always been a great teacher to me.

This post happens to be my 100th post, which took more than a year to get to. Traditionally, I guess you're supposed to list 100 things about yourself, but rather than do that, I thought I'd post a few things about me that show a little transparency, a little vulnerability, a little humility, and a lot of praise for my precious Lord, apart from Whom I can do nothing.

God is good ALL THE TIME...even at our weariest moments.

11 comments:

  1. Great post Candace!!! I will be praying for you dear sister. I know how those pregnancy hormones can be (my pregnancy with Gage was like that). It's so great that Greg is so understanding with you. I don't know what I would do without Cody. Hurray for great husbands!

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  2. Don't be afraid to say you're tired...Dad always says that when you're pregnant, you're "climbing a mountain every day". Hey, is your preg-ticker wrong? It says you still have a month to go, but you said you were 9 mos already? Did I miss something?

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  3. No, you're right Kristen....I guess I should rephrase that to read "beginning my ninth month".

    Your dad is a wise man.....it sure does feel as if I'm climbing a mountain every day! Whew!!!

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  4. Yep...there were some tears shed around here when I read the Weary Moms chapter. I thought they'd snuck into my house! What an encouragement they were, though. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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  5. Yep...there were some tears shed around here when I read the Weary Moms chapter. I thought they'd snuck into my house! What an encouragement they were, though. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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  6. Wow....what a great post....I am so happy and proud of the job that you do as a mom and Greg as a dad...you are inspirational, even on your hormonal days....love you

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  7. Thank you for letting us see in to your struggles. When we do that I know it helps others in their struggles even if they may be in a different situation. We all need to remember Who are strength is and what a wonderful reminder you gave us.

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  8. I had to come back and re-read this post. It sure does sound like what I'm dealing with! I totally agree about not having a problem accepting/being comfortable in my role as homemaker, but certainly do struggle with the way I "do" this.

    I'll pray for you, and you can pray for me :)

    ~kjl
    Kristin
    www.kjllovemylife.blogspot.com

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