Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mommy Meltdown

As I said in yesterday's post, I had a rough week, ending with a "Mommy Meltdown".  Raise your hand if you have ever had one.  If you didn't raise your hand, then I know you are lying.  As moms, we can come to the end of our rope.  I had that day.  It wasn't pretty, but I will spare you the details.  I can blame it on a lot; long summer, tired children, economic recession, bum knee, crowded restaurant, meet-the-teacher night, and Satan.  I'm throwing that last one in because I do really believe that we can be attacked by him.  And what better way to destroy a family than attack the mom.  I did some major apologizing to the husband and kiddos.  Took a lot of time to pray, slept late the next day.  All is not perfect, but we are on the mend. 

This has made me keenly aware of how much we can hurt as women.  We carry the weight of so much on us.  Our house, our family, our health, our family's health, our finances; really the future of our family.  How do we protect ourselves?

Ephesians 6:11-13 (NIV) says, "Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."

As this school year begins, let's commit ourselves to praying for our families protection so that we can concentrate on being the mom's we are supposed to be.  

God bless!

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