Monday, March 6, 2017

How to Find Strength

Last week I felt burnt out... burnt out as a teacher (I've been homeschooling six days a week since last May), burnt out as a mother not having a full nights rest in many years. I felt I didn't have enough patience with the girls.

I had been praying and reading my scriptures, but couldn't get recharged I guess. I talked to a friend and had my cry out, and then shouldered my load with more fervent prayer for help. I have felt God's help. The rest of the week went much better, and I had the ability to handle the fighting and squabbling that come with children living in the home.

Where do I find strength?

1- In knowing God is a loving father and doesn't want to burden us. He can lift us and cheer us on. Because of His Son, Jesus Christ, we need not ever feel alone. He knows what it feels like to be a mom with young kids, to be lacking sleep and privacy for even a B.M., to be hearing a loud din of squabbles... He can grace us with patience beyond our natural means.

2- From reading the scriptures, and seeing how God always keeps His promises. If he can part the Red Sea, surely he can help me manage 5 daughters.

3- Good friends that support my faith, and remind me of Gods plan. My husband is the most important of those friends. We counseled together about how I could get through the cabin fever of winter and teach the girls other skills. He helps to lift me.