You know that feeling when you just can’t keep your eyes open and it is in the middle of the day. I remember when I had two little kids and was waiting for my husband to get home I would lock all three of us in a kid room and I would lay down on the bed while they played around me. I just couldn’t keep them from trouble any longer out in the rest of the house.
My kids are a little older now so the late afternoon time is so busy with homework and kid activities. But you know what I do sometimes, after dropping all the kids off at school I come home and take a long nap till I have to pick my kids up from school.
Motherhood is tiring in so many ways emotionally, physically, and spiritually. One thing I am learning everyday is that if I am going to be able to make it through this motherhood journey I will need to keep my eyes on Jesus each and everyday. He is my hope and the anchor I hold onto.
I have read a lot of books about motherhood. Some have had some great advice and some make me feel like I am not measuring up. But Hope For the Weary Mom is like a cup of hot tea with a friend on porch swing. This book makes you feel like you are not the only one and points you to THE ONE Jesus for the hope we are all looking for.
I was first introduced to Hope for the Weary Mom as a free e-book. I download ebooks when I see that they are free or super cheap. Many of those books I have read a few chapters and lost interest. But not this e-book I read the whole thing quickly and have started reading the book for a second time.
There have been so many spots in the book I have underlined and could reread over and over. One example was in the chapter titled “Confronting Carol”.
Stacey writes, “It has taken me forty years and four babies to finally get to the place of removing the veil of “fine”. It has not been fun. In particular, the last four years have not been easy. But they have been necessary. See, I’ve been learning that I am not the good mom I always wanted to be. I don’t have it all together. I am instead, a dependent mom who is learning to live honestly where she is. I am a veil-torn mom who sees that in order to come face to face with grace, I had to be brought low and to the end of myself. I am a weary mom who is reaching out for hope and holding on with both hands. I close my eyes and finally ask for help. “Jesus, come today. Come here today. In my mess. To my kitchen, but first to my heart. I am in need of your grace. “It’s funny how, as soon as I call for Hope, he comes running and brings his Word to wrap around my heart.”
If this is you I encourage you to get this book and be directed to the true Hope found in Jesus. Hope for the Weary Mom is a book about letting God meet you in the messy places of motherhood and finding true hope. You can find out more information here!