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“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”  ~     Franklin D. Roosevelt

The weight of all my “not enoughs” has caught up with me this morning.

Not enough money. Not to buy luxuries, but to pay for necessities. More money comes in, more medical and dental issues do too.

Not enough time. No number of “how to organize your time” books will make you bring your “time issue” under control. Thats a job you have to figure out.

Not enough space. No matter how where you put it, reorganize it, rearrange it…the problem is the same. Not enough space.

Having a family requires a lot of a mother…

You have to help them dress, you have to fix their three meals and snacks every day, you have to remind them to brush their teeth and do it for them for awhile, you have to wipe their bums or change their diapers, and if you homeschool AND work from home like I do…

You have to figure out how your going to make it all fit in a day- preferably in a peaceful organized manner.

You have to buy the groceries, plan the meals, prepare the food,  buy the clothes, wash the dirty clothes, clean the house, vacuum the messes – in some cases daily.

All the while listening to the bickering, teasing, fighting, whining, and then you have to handle the disciplining.

Not enough of me to go around?

Do I sound like I’m whining and complaining? I guess I am to a degree.

I’m just at the end of my rope.

But my knot is tied in my relationship with Jesus Christ.  And I’ll hang on and he’ll keep it all together and we’ll get through the day.  And the next 😉

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:8-11 KJV

I’m actually writing this post during my quiet time this  morning.  After reading those verses in Isaiah 55 I think I need to remind myself of  just what God has promised me as a wife and a mother.

Afterall, he said in this passage that his word will not return void. I know he keeps his word, so I’ll hold him to it.  I think I’ll share the promises with you too after I rediscover them for myself.

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