Dear Weary Mom,

I am so glad you are here.

I know what it might have taken for you to wander by this way and it is no small thing. You may be hiding in the bathroom with your smart phone or up late feeding the baby. Maybe, you are in a car line waiting for the kids to be released from school for the holiday. Whatever you are doing while you are here (because let’s face it as a weary mom, we know you are multitasking right this very minute) or wherever you are doing it, welcome to my little corner of the blogging world.

I’ve been thinking about you and praying for you. If you were here in real life, I’d ask you to sit at my table and probably apologize for the dishes in the sink. You would of course be gracious and say, “It makes me feel at home.” I would pretend I meant to do that, for you. I’d rustle up some coffee for us and we’d get right down to a chat about life and kids and how much we love Target.

Our stories would connect because we are moms. We know what it is like to have our hearts walking around outside our bodies while being so tired we’d pay a total stranger large amounts of money to let us sleep for six hours straight. Weary moms get each other.

Since you know my story, or most of it, I’d ask you a few questions. I sure hope you’d be comfortable enough to share, knowing that there is nothing you could say that I have not already felt or said in my own head a million times.

In the end, we would talk about Jesus and I’d ask to pray over you and tell you that we are going to make because we do not walk alone. We can lay our burdens down right here on the Word made flesh and we can ask for His strength to be made be perfect in our weak places.

You know, come to think of it, what I love about this online world is that even though you might be in Austin, Indianapolis, or Seattle, we can still have that conversation. You can tell me your story and what “Hope” sparked in your heart. I can pray for you and tell you we are going to make it.

I know it might be sweeter if you were here. I do make a good cup of coffee. But the upside is, you don’t have to look at my dish pile.

So will you please leave a comment? Tell me a bit of your story?  I’d love to know how you found “Hope for the Weary Mom?” Was it a friend? Did you follow a Tweet or see a Facebook status update?

One more thing, friend, how can I pray for you? I would be so blessed to have the chance to whisper your name in prayer to the One who came to bring us lasting Hope.

We are going to make it. I promise.



 Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in The Mess (Harvest House Publishers 2015)  is now available along with the Hope for the Weary Mom 40 Day Devotional.

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