Thee Farm Wife

Thee Farm Wife

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Calm

There's a reason why I wake up waaaaay before the rest of the family. After the chaos of the previous evening (see previous post) I truly cherish this quiet and peaceful time each morning. My Keurig is brewing thee perfect cup of coffee for me. I have surveyed the damage to the house. (I swear little elves come out at night and trash the place even more.) And now, I plan my day. Bible open on my lap. Coffee in my hand and there is hope again for a better day.

For more on Hope For The Weary Mom (I am guessing that's you, too) I encourage you to visit www.hopeforthewearymom.com Not only has this book changed my life, but I am on a team that has reviewed their book and promised to share this message with as many other moms as I can! There is hope...it can be found One place. I invite you to make the discovery for yourself, my friend!

“Right now, I have nothing to give. Nothing. Nada. I’m tired and don’t feel good and honestly, I want a break from everything. It’s not that I want to leave my family, trade them in, or get new ones. I WANT to be with them. I just want a break from hard hearts, discipline, correction. I want their hearts changed and I can’t do it myself. Sometimes, the knowledge of this makes me feel hopeless and helpless.” from Hope for the Weary Mom

See, there are other mommies, just like you and me, who are keeping it real and admitting they are imperfect. So take off your fake church smile and put on your big girl panties and find out how to live in the Truth girlie. No more "fake it til you make it" attitude. Go! Before your kids wake up!

p.s. The first chapter is free! www.hopeforthewearymom.com

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chaos

Some days I get to the 8:00pm hour and feel a primal scream welling up in me. The house is a disaster and I know I cleaned all day. There is a pile of laundry that I will never get to. At least it feels that way. The tv is blaring in the other room and my kids are acting like wild animals. They want drinks and snacks and stories and snuggles. I try and tell them I am only one person, but to them I am SuperMommy...the woman who does it all. So I watch another episode of Thomas, wishing it was Antiques Roadshow instead. I pray a continuous prayer in my head because there isn't time to get down on my knees and I need to ask God to see me through. I made a sign that says "There is no yelling in this house unless there is a fire!" My throat hurts from yelling "stop!" And "no!" And "put that back!" all day. All day. So much for the no yelling part. I envision other sweet mommies gently saying no and not right now honey.

Then I tuck them in bed and I take a deep breath, and another, and sometimes even another. And I ask God for strength for another day.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From all of us, to all of you, we wish you the merriest of Christmases...God's Blessings to you. Thank you for being such faithful family and friends and always supporting us and loving on us.


p.s. That's Abby with Cody on the top right. Aren't they cute?

Bracing for the storm

...and whoever was dreaming of a White Christmas is on my naughty list!
I might have to send my little hit man after ya...I love this suit! and that is his naughty smile. "You caught me, Mommy!"

We now have a blizzard warning until Thursday. I went to the store yesterday and got more milk...came home and we had four gallons total. I guess we can always make ice cream.