This post is for the mom who feels hopeless and helpless. There is something important I want to tell you…
There are times when motherhood can be an agonizing mission, full of disappointment, discouragement, and despair.
It happens to the best moms doing all they can to raise their kids to be healthy, responsible, loving individuals.
In each stage of parenting, there are challenges for us all- and for some moms, it can be full of hardships they didn’t expect to endure.
And sometimes, moms can feel utterly helpless and hopeless in their calling.
Each one of us has this mission called motherhood, and we use every ounce of strength to do the best we can with whatever adversity comes our way.
But there are times, times when the trenches seem unbearable.
Have you been there? Maybe right now, you are in the throes of some really hard thing you wouldn’t wish on anyone, trying to figure out how to save your child or stop the circumstances?
Perhaps you are a new mom and the endless sleepless nights have brought you to the brink of a breakdown. Maybe you wonder if you were really cut out for this job, because you are hating it and you know that is a terrible way to feel, so you secretly wonder what is wrong with you…
Perhaps you are faced with an older child’s mental health diagnosis, an addiction, a runaway, a child who is making terrible decisions and you wonder where you went wrong. You wish you could quit. Quit trying, quit worrying, quit suffering, because it just seems like there is no hope for a better day…
Perhaps you have been dealt a cruel hand of illness, injury, or disability with your child and you don’t feel equipped to handle the ongoing new twists and turns you didn’t predict would be on your parenting path. Maybe you are realizing you can’t do it all, you can’t carry this burden, this heavy load, this newfound truth that you are struggling to accept…
There are so many different situations in parenting that can make us feel so hopeless and helpless. I have known many mothers who have been in this place. I’ve known moms who have grown numb, felt paralyzed, and simply shut down- because they have nothing left to give.
If you are in this place- this dry, cracked, empty place of wanting to give up, please read my message over on Her View From Home. And if you know someone who is feeling hopeless, helpless, and in need of encouragement, send them there too, would you?
Go HERE to read this very important message.