Overwhelmed…

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Tired woman equals emotional mom.
Tired woman equals angry mom.
Tired woman equals quiet mom.
Tired woman equals overwhelmed mom.

She won’t stop getting in trouble.
She won’t stop asking a million questions.
She won’t stop asking me for her things.
She won’t stop pushing my buttons.

Trying to keep order in all this chaos.
Trying to make decisions for three lives.
Trying to maintain my composure.
Trying to make sense of it all but can’t.

Hoping I’m doing the right thing.
Hoping this promise of a better future is real.
Hoping my plans are what God wants for me.
Hoping my fears will not consume me.

Perhaps she senses my fear.
Perhaps she doesn’t understand the chaos.
Perhaps she is trying to make sense of it too.
Perhaps she simply needs me to hold her.

We’ll be ok, she and I.
We’ll find a way to keep what we have left.
We’ll be ok all three of us.
We’ll find a way to save our little family.

 

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Contents written: September 15 2016
Originally published: September 15 2016
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9 thoughts on “Overwhelmed…”

  1. Parenting is often overwhelming! But I think that most of us parents are doing a much better job of raising our kids than we think we are. And someone once told me that there’s nothing wrong with letting your kids see that you are human, too, and sometimes have the same emotions everyone else does…. Hang in there!

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  2. The truth is – STILL, sadly – that most men see themselves as having one job and most women know they have TWO (or one with a 24/7 time-clock to punch, for women who don’t work outside the home).

    If the time ever comes when family responsibilities are split evenly and men stop thinking of those chores as “helping,” even when they no longer live with the children they fathered, women will be overwhelmed less frequently.

    NOBODY can do it all. I’m sure you do a better job than most. It IS overwhelming.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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      1. I’m sure we all feel like we have 24/7 responsibilities, but the truth is that some have time for more coffee breaks than others. 🙂

        In my experience, simply hearing that someone else sort-of understands is sometimes a bit of much needed wind beneath my wings. Hope it worked that way for you.
        xx,
        mgh

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  3. Just read this and when I think of my mum, I know that your babies totally love you! And, we don’t need you perfect as mum, we need you human and alive and present; and when we say present, we mean just seeing you there; at times you do not need to say a thing; Also, at times a hug from your babies is what you need to rejuvenate you but over all, you are celebrated because being a mum is the most precious thing in this world! You will be okay

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