Everyone thinks that being a stay at home mama is so easy. We don’t have a right to be tired. We don’t have a right to get behind on cleaning and laundry. Our kids should be fed a nice home cooked meal and showered every night before bed. Right?
Well the reality of a stay at home mom is not at all like that. I stay exhausted and drained most of the time. I struggle to find “me” time. I get to bed late and struggle to sleep before I have to get up at 530 to get Clay ready for the bus. I’m constantly dragging. I go pick up my groceries, get home and put them up just in time to wait for Clay to get home on the bus, cook dinner for David before he heads off to work. Homework. Showers. Get the boys to bed early. Clean up after them and wash dishes. Take care of the pets and before I know it, it’s midnight. I wanted some time to craft or play the guitar and just wind down for a minute. But I have to shower and get in bed myself because 530 comes early to do it all over again.
I shared all that to say this- although I don’t necessarily agree with everything the government has done and is doing in this time, God has forced me to slow down. No ball practice every other night. No rushing. No looking at the clock to time out our lives. No stress. Relief. I am enjoying these moments. All to soon this will come to an end and our busy lives will start back up again. I am taking this for what it’s worth and trying to make the best of it for myself and my family.
Over the next few days, I’d like to share with you what my life looks like in quarantine. Things I’m doing with my boys to keep them entertained. Things I’m doing around my house that have needed to be done for so long but keeps getting put off. Memories being made.
I like to think God has given us this time to have family time without all the chaos. He’s given us this time to relax and catch up on rest. He’s given us this time to focus on Him, to put all our trust in a him, and to learn to wait on Him to move in His timing.
So keep a lookout for my blog over the next few days and hopefully weeks as I start up my blog again because hey I have time now! I hope to inspire you to be positive in these moments. Maybe I can give all you mamas out there fresh ideas to entertain your littles.
I leave you with this scripture, a thought for the day: “ Be still and know that I am God. I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10
Slow down. Breathe. Focus on what is important to you. Family. Love. Life. Happiness. God. Trust Him.