I can’t tell you how many times a mom says something like this about Hope for the Weary Mom:
[endorsement]How did you know what was going on in my head and my heart? Did you read my journal?” [/endorsement]
I smile and tell them I have not been stalking them on their most weary days. I have my own weary days thank you very much and they are just like theirs. Somewhere along the way we buy into the lie (and it is a big one) that all the other moms have it TOGETHER. They do not look weary like me. They are rocking this mom thing like a boss and I am not.
And in my unofficial research on the matter, nothing could be further from the truth. Most moms feel just like you and I do. I think what has been so overwhelming for me is getting to look at another weary mom in the eyes and say, “I understand. I’m a weary mom, too.” Inevitably they cry, and then I cry, and then we are sisters for life.
Brooke and I have took that veil of “I’m fine” off years ago and even though we thought other moms might run from us, they didn’t. They rallied and said “Today I’m choosing hope. ” I love what Brooke said about it, “Stories about the sweetness, the glory, and the good are necessary, but moms need to know they’re not alone in the hard times, the sweaty times, the messy times, too.” We call these stories, “Dear Weary Mom…”
Today some of my favorite writers in the whole world are sharing their own True Stories of motherhood in a free email series from Hope for the Weary Mom:
Check out the line-up…
- Mandy Rose (of House of Rose) shares about not always being a superhero…
- Wynter Evans Pitts (of For Girls Like You Magazine) talks about the one, most important thing for weary moms to do…
- Jeannie Cunnion (author of Parenting the Wholehearted Child) shares about one of those mornings that almost made her give up…
- Crystal Stine (of Crystal Stine.me) reminds us that one thing stays absolutely true in the end…
- And Brooke sharing about that girl who’s watching everything you do…and the importance of choosing hope for her sake as much as yours.
They are yours for free when you sign up right here:
When we tell the truth about motherhood, not only do we realize we are not alone, we are freed up to run to Jesus who said:
Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
That is our greatest prayer. Weary moms running together to Jesus for the rest and hope only he offers,
P.S. These “Truth Stories” are based on our new book called the “Hope for the Weary Mom Devotional: A 40 Day Journey” find out more here.