OH BOY! Weary mommyhood..

So I think after 8 kids now, I’m finally at the point I feel like I have NO idea what I’m doing. I didn’t realise just how blessed I was. I guess I was just on this high of thinking…” WOW, I must be a really good mom.”LOL.. My babies have all been awesome, slept through the night early, I could take them anywhere, I could sleep, I could get things done…. When I would listen to all the woes of mammas complaining about their babies, I couldn’t at all relate. But Now God has blessed me with HUMBLENESS…

I obviously had some bumps along the road of young motherhood, hernia surgery for my second born at 3 weeks old, seizures of 4th born, then of course Trey, was sick the first 10 months of life, only to find out it was a huge cancerous tumor in his belly, then Jordanna I thought was handful… OH boy, this boy is really doing this momma in…

He hasn’t once slept through the night, he cries all day, he spits up constantly, he has to be held non stop, even then he is NOT happy.. I tried grocery shopping with just te 2 little ones yesterday as all the others were at one thing or another, I ended up carrying him through the store and by the time I had finally got my groceries out of the cart, he was screaming to the top of his lungs, the poor cashier was helping me as best she could, as other were staring at me like I was some kind of horrible mom.. I was finally one of the Wal-Mart moms with the screaming baby, that I used to think “good grief, I’m glad my kid doesn’t scream like that”. We went to eat lunch with friends after church today and the whole restaurant was staring at this screaming kid who happened to mine, but thankfully my oldest took him to the car.

I have always been independent, hit the road running, and done what I needed to do, either the Lord gave him to me to slow down or to take me off my high horse.LOL.. I’m finally starting to worry how I’m going to make it through ball seasons, that are fast approaching, still taking care of my 7 other children while trying to take care of him..AAAHHHH..

We were in a restaurant the other night with just a few kids, and there was a toddler screaming his head off across the restaurant, I looked over to see what the commotion was a bout and the poor mom had 3 young children sitting quietly and a very unhappy baby in the high chair and she was VERY pregnant.. SHe was by herself with the kids and trying very hard to take care of them all, but the baby just kept screaming, the table next to hers got up and moved across the restaurant, and were very upset with the whole situation, I wish I had got up and walked over to helped her.  That was me at one time and still is, though minus then the screaming baby.. But now I have more mercy because I’m going through this now.

So all of this to say, I thought I had it all figured out, I’m used to going in restaurants where people approached us and commented on how well-behaved our children were,.. Those days are over for a while now it seems. LOL.. I am struggling, so like a previous post I had written..I AM NO SUPERMOM!! I don’t even feel like an adequate mom at this point. But I will keep on keeping on.. I hope if you are struggling with a little one, you keep on keeping on too. All babies are different no matter how many you have.

One day I might write on the life of teenagers and newborns, what a drastic difference, in raising and training, though by now the teenagers should be”trained”, but it’s all very fun, very frustrating, very new.. Lots of highs and lots of lows… every step of parenting is something new to learn.. I will say the million times that older ladies told me to enjoy the baby years when I had 4 in car seats and diapers and tagging along ..I thought they were NUTS, that they had no idea what I was going through.. But looking back and now, they Truly are the best years. Not saying I’m not enjoying my teens, because I love that too, but it’s different.. So mammas it won’t last for long, you will get through it, before you know it, you’ll be discussing why they can’t wear make-up and they need to wait a little while longe to shave their legs..LOL :)

 

Here are a few encouraging verses..

Proverbs 22:6

King James Version (KJV)

6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Deuteronomy 6:7

King James Version (KJV)

7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Ephesians 6:1-4

King James Version (KJV)

6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;

3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Proverbs 29:17

King James Version (KJV)

17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

Exodus 20:12

King James Version (KJV)

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee

Proverbs 1:8-9

King James Version (KJV)

8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

SO DON’T GIVE UP.. THERE IS HOPE IF WE PUT THE LOVE EFFORT AND TRAINING INTO IT.