Friday, February 22, 2013

Always room for hope and breathing


You have been awake for hours in the middle of the night, taking care of a sick kid. Or maybe your new baby needs to nurse non stop and has a huge fit if you try to put him or her down. That strong willed child that will not do anything without giving you a fight. It could be those terrible two's, or three's, or your precious little blessing is just being terrible!  Or what about the little person that just won't stay in bed no matter how many time he or she has been send there. Whatever the reasons are, you might feel overwhelm, tired, alone and lets face it a bit depress.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Mothers all around are feeling just like you, how do I know? Because I was one of them.

"I wish someone would have told me, tried to prepare me, for just how hard motherhood would be" ~ Sarah Mae taken from Desperate: Hope for the Mom who needs to breath 

If you have talked to me lately, I might have mention this book at least once, or twice... ok ok I know I might have bored you with how much I LOVED the book, and I haven't even finished reading it yet. But why do I like this book so much, there is so many books about motherhood out there? 

This book is written by Sarah Mae and Sally and it's almost like they are sharing a conversation all throughout the book. One is the younger mom with kids around the same age as my girls and the other, a wiser mother of grown children, both sharing their struggles and wisdom.

 Many time reading this book, I would think "I have been trough this too" or "Do I ever relate to THAT!". It made me understand and realized why and how I felt, made those feeling real, and helped me to be able to let go of the guilt I felt for having those feelings. 

This book is real, and I love that about it. 

One thing that stood out while reading the book was, the need of friendship, how important it is not to do it all alone. We were created to be in fellowship, in a community, to rub shoulders with one another. I realized that no one can know your needs if you are alone, and therefore no one can help you. Taking time to invest in friendship is very important all throughout your journey of motherhood. Nobody needs to do it alone. 


I am very thankful for the friend that brought me coffee without knowing that I was running seriously low and wasn't able to get to the store that particular day, and for the one and send me a gift certificate trough the mail and for the other that keep me in her prayers. And to many other lovely ladies who are part of my life, who help me grow each day, who's shoulders I have cried on, who have watch my kids when I was sick or needed to be out doing errands.

 I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

2 comments:

  1. Friends are a great blessing from God! I've heard many good things about the book Desperate...thinking I need to read it!!

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    1. Yes friends sure are a huge blessing!

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