at the end of the day I just feel used up. tapped out. done. exhausted. finished. I feel all served out.
after a full day of building a business, homeschooling my oldest, preparing meals, changing diapers, working out, bathing and dressing children, entertaining children, washing dishes, sweeping floors, wiping sticky table and counter tops, picking up toys...I think it's understandable. I think it's perfectly acceptable and expected that a woman would feel tired after doing all of that.
instead of feeling that it's a bad thing to be utterly spent at the end of the day, I think we should see it as a good thing. we're served out because we've been serving our little people. we're exhausted because we've been pouring all that we have into their little hearts. we've done our best. and if we haven't done our best, we'll get up and try again tomorrow. the end of the day...it's time for us to relax and let God fill us up. it's our chance to get refreshed for the day tomorrow. it's our time to vent to Him, to ask for His help, to pray about things that concern us.
mamas, you cannot pour into your family and not have someone pouring into you. you'll eventually run dry. believe me, I know from experience. it's not a fun road to venture down. I've learned the hard way.
ssshh. be quiet now. hear the silence around you? feel God prodding your heart? He wants to be with you. He wants to wrap His arms around you and fill you up with His love until you are overflowing. He sees your struggles and He is ready for you to tell Him about them. will you? will you let Him fill your cup so that you can continue to fill those of others?
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30