So the big news this week is that Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple.  In a letter to the Apple Board and Community he said:

“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”

As I read this I had one thought: What happens when you are a mom, and you feel like you are not meeting your duties or the expectations of others and you can’t step down?  Who do you let know?

Here is my letter:

Dear Lord, {I figured I should go straight to the top}

I have always said (well lately anyway) that if I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as a wife, mom, teacher and cheerleader to the 5 others living in this house, I would let you know.  Today, that day has come. I have…

  • yelled
  • screamed (is that same thing?)
  • cried
  • asked forgiveness
  • yelled
  • screamed
  • cried
  • and, well you get the picture.

I’ve pretty much fallen short in every category. I am tired and not really good for much right now.  The trouble is, Lord, that I need to be amazing and I’m fresh out of amazing. At least it sure feels that way.

Lord, I’m dry.  Empty.  Hit the wall.  I got nothing.
I just thought I’d let you know.  But then again, You already do.

Psalm 139:1

O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.

: : :

So, friend, can you relate to this?

It is okay if you can’t, you can just pray for me or send chocolate.

I so wish we could have this chat at Starbucks, but let’s chat in the comments!


(This blog post inspired Hope for the Weary Mom and  another entire book called Fresh Out of Amazing. To find out more, click the image below)


Original Post Date: August 25, 2011.