Photo by M. Markus
If you're feeling discouraged today, it might help to know that other women felt the same when they were in your shoes.
Last week I grabbed a book off the shelf, and flipped through it until I found this passage. It was written by Ruth Bell Graham, wife of Billy Graham, in a journal entry decades ago:
"Four full-blooded little Grahams. I feel this A.M. it's gotten quite beyond me. They fight, they yell, they answer back. Breakfast is dreadful.
Franklin woke me at 4:15 thinking it was time to get up...and when I did get up at 6:15, so did Anne and Franklin, and fought during the time I have with the Lord alone.
Grumbling, interrupting, slurring one another, impudent to me. So now they're off (to school), I'm in bed with my Bible thinking it through--or rather, trying to."
If this incredible, influential woman felt this way when she was in the trenches, then we know it's gonna be okay.
So don't give up, sweet mamas. (Now excuse me, while I go back to my three full-blooded little Martins!)