Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cultivating a Heart for Motherhood Week #1 Part B

This week we are starting our short series on Cultivating a Heart for Motherhood with Joy Forney's ebook based on her blog series last winter.  You can pick up the free ebook at GraceFullMama.

Last year I was going through a rough time as you will see and this is what I wrote:

Pouring Out My Heart to Jesus: 2012
I lose my temper daily, I don't practice grace or patience.  My kids deserve a much better mom than me.  Some days I feel like I'm just keeping my head above water.  I'm tired of fighting the same battles with my son and listening to my daughter cry every time I feed her.  I absolutely know this will never be easy, but do know that I need to cut some stuff out of my life so I can focus on my kids. Help me to relax in your arms, look my kids in the eyes, hold them and love them.

This year I have had some time to grow, but new challenges have come my way:

Pouring Out My Heart to Jesus: 2013
I don't feel like being a mom today.  I'm so overwhelmed at the task of teaching everything- social, emotional, practical, spiritual, etc.  I can't seem to be calm and gentle when I need to. I feel emotionally and physically exhausted at the end of the day.  Lord, I'm worn out.  I need you to work through me to be the mom I desire to be!

Can you identify with me in any area?  Are you willing to share anything that you wrote on this assignment?

1 comment:

April said...

I've read the 2 chapters and I do plan on sharing....however crazy busy week thus far and I really want to spend quality time pouring out my heart to Jesus, so I will do it within the next couple days and get back to you soon:-)