I forget how much work a newborn is. You think all they do is eat and sleep, but there’s so much more than that. And that so much more requires a lot of work from mama!
As we have started to come out of the newborn fog (you know when you actually start remembering what you had for breakfast that morning), we are getting into our groove again. Albeit our new groove. We’re finding our rhythm and learning how to be a family of four. But it’s hard work. Sometimes frustrating work.
Just like any mom, I wear a lot of hats. One of those hats is working from home. I love it, and I love blogging. I love writing. I love contemplating the Lord’s work in my life and those around me and then seeking to encourage you in the gospel of grace. Writing is a calling for me, and I take that calling seriously.
But lately, I’ve struggled to string two thoughts together. My writing is rusty. My inbox is full to overflowing. We’re making changes behind the scenes (that you may or may not notice), and I just down right feel overwhelmed some days. I’m figuring it out as I go.
Yesterday Nikki sent me this:
“I don’t get much of a break either. But he is a happy helper! And as you know, it does get easier! And quickly!”
I needed those words of encouragement. Because even though “I know it,” in the middle of exhausted days and dirty laundry piles, it’s easy to forget. This is why we need real friends.
This is why I’m grateful for the everyday grace of community.
Sometimes we need to be heard and spurred on by someone who has been there. This is why God gave us the Titus 2 model of living. We aren’t meant to do this life thing alone.
And today I’m glad I’m not alone. You aren’t either.
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. ~Psalm 3:3
This post is part of 31 Days of Everyday Grace series. You can see all the posts here.