I'm linking up with A Net in Time and Hopkins Homeschool again for the Blogging Through the Alphabet.
K is for Keeping Calm
As many parents know, it's not always easy to keep your calm when everything else around you seems to be falling apart!
You know how it is...
the baby is crying
the toddler has dumped powered sugar all over the floor
the dog has chewed up your favorite pair of shoes
tears are flowing from the child struggling to learn how to read
the 10 year old just doesn't want to sit down and so school
the washing machine is broken
the fridge drawers have broken in the last few days....all 3 of them
yes, this just happened
you forgot about the dinner in the oven and now it's burnt
We've all had days like this. Some of us seem to have more days like than others. It doesn't see fair but that's the way things are. God never promised life would be. He never promised we'd be happy here in this life. He promised us happiness with Him in eternal life. Some days this is hard to remember when the flying monkeys are part of our circus!
So what's a mama to do?
Take a small break.
When things get too overwhelming and I know I'm on the edge of losing it I pray. My go to prayer is the Hail Mary. I have to believe that Mary struggled with this important role of motherhood too. The pain and anguish she endured was so much greater than what I have ever had to face. I admit sometimes I feel like my intentions are quite small, but I know she will take my prayers and intercede on my behalf. Who better to have praying for me than Mary herself? She was a mother and a wife. She understands the pain, struggles, and happiness we go through.
When I pray the Hail Mary or the Rosary, a sense of calm immediately comes over me. Its kind of like when you were little and your mom covered you up with a blanket when you were sick. Everything suddenly felt just right. That's what praying does for me.
I love to start my day with a hot cup of coffee (sometimes a warm cup of tea) and my quiet time with prayer. I've found if I start each day with a few peaceful moments the day just seems to go so much smoother.
How do you keep the calm?
Till Next Time,
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