Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ramblings of a tired woman

The past couple of weeks have been so many things. So many wonderful things. So many trying things. I've been overwhelmed by life and overwhelmed by God. I wouldn't trade these days for anything. Except when I am in the midst of sickness or another trip to the potty or another temper tantrum. Then, maybe just maybe, I would.

So thankful that God sees something worth redeeming in me. So thankful that even though I make mistakes I am given a chance to repent. No strings attached.

I'm struggling with disciplining Lauren. I am so tired. She is so needy. I hear myself saying empty words.

Thankful for my husband who encourages me and believes in me. He works so hard and comes home to us every single day. He wants to be here. In the crazy. What a man.


  1. Hello! I came across your blog somehow through another blog and when I read this entry, I could identify with your honest summation of the day, and your optimistic hope for the next one. Motherhood is so that way...I think it brings out both the best and worst of me...but it is the greatest gift! Hang in there with the potty training- I thought my son would never get it...but a few months ago he did! And my daughter and I had (still sometimes have) "those days" together too, but on Monday my days of being home with her will change as she heads off to kindergarten. It goes so fast. Thanks for your authenticity, I look forward to reading more of your blog!! God bless! Psalm 16:11 :)

  2. Oh Jen, I'm just now reading this and I'm so glad that God waited for today for me to "catch up" on your blog. I've hit a bit of a funk the past week. Don't know why. Have a great Noah's Ark themed day planned, but can't get myself motivated to actually do it. I've lost a little zeal in my discipline with Isaac as well. Though I'm not glad it's been a rough few weeks for you, I'm thankful that I'm not the only one. Here's to praying (seriously) for energy and renewed passion for both of us!