I pray that you will be encouraged as you read this article written by Trevin Wax and featured on the Focus on the Family blog. It will be worth your time. I encourage you to replace your name or the pronoun "I" for each "you" in the article.
Dear _______,Read more and be encouraged because the article does not end here...
[I am] a gift of God to [my] husband and [my] kids.
But [I] don’t always feel that way....
There’s a low-level feeling of guilt that creeps into [my] heart from time to time. Sometimes it bubbles over into tears, usually on lonely, difficult days.
[I] scan blogs and read books about being a good mom. [I] find some helpful tidbits here and there, often from women who are grandmothers now. Women you can learn from but who seem to have forgotten the struggle. They seem to have it all together.
In [my] heart, [I]want to be the kind of mom who trains up kids to make a difference for the kingdom. [I] know it’s an honor to be entrusted with these kids. [I] know [I've] only got one shot. [I] want to be the mom who teaches [my children] the Bible, models how to pray, and trains them up in the fear of the Lord.
But most of the time [I] feel like [I'm] barely holding it all together.
Are you to the place where you feel powerless and are in need of God?