Words that Soothe the Soul

Most of the month of February has been melancholy for me.

My inner homemaker/Betty Crocker says why bother….  will I ever figure out this mom thing?….. isn’t parenting supposed to be a joy?  Then why does it feel like such a chore?  

There have been trials in my marriage,

problems to solve during the day that seem to multiply like dust bunnies do…..

I have been tired, overwhelmed, and some days I have just really wanted a quiet place to crawl in…. and just bask in the quiet. 

While I was smack in the midst of wallowing in my own private desire for solitude and peace….  I got an email from Mrs. Lori Flem.

You know what she said?

She said….”Marriage isn’t supposed to make you happy.  It’s supposed to make you married.”  She said, it was MY job to make my marriage happy and satisfying.  I was reminded that I am to love him in spite of our differences and that avoiding a conflict doesn’t resolve it.

I needed that.  Oh how I needed that.  You see, sometimes the hurts that happen behind the scenes, you can’t share with even your closest girlfriend.  But you can share them with God.  He listens.  He knows.  He will send you newsletters like Encouraging Moments, right to your inbox, to speak to your soul.

Maybe you are a mom like me, who sometimes is overwhelmed with the triple crown…

Let’s be honest… there really probably isn’t a maybe about it…  It happens to us all, we all get tired and overwhelmed. 

As your blog friend, I encourage you to go sign up for Lori’s Encouraging Moments.
Go to http://www.homemakingwithteach.com/ , and enter your email address on the right hand side of the page.

Maybe this next Thursday, God will use Lori to whisper in your ear… and remind you, just how much He loves you.

I am reviewing Encouraging Moments as an official member of The Gabby Moms blogging program for Eternal Encouragement magazine.  I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are solely my own.”

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10 thoughts on “Words that Soothe the Soul

  1. Ah sweetie–thanks for your honest sharing of your heart! None of us has ever been a perfect mom or wife, and anybody who says otherwise is lying! It's a whole life process, yunno, this learning thing. You are a delightful lady and sound like a fun mom. That's what your kids will remember, that their mom laughed with them and cooked with them and loved them. Husbands? I still don't fully understand mine ;-) but learning how important mutual respect is has been key.

    Love you, sweet girl!

  2. Thanks for sharing your heart! Like you, this newsletter came into my inbox at the time I needed to read it, about somethings I was specifically praying through/about.

    Thanks for the review and blessings to you,
    Jada another Gabby Mom

  3. I just love all of your cute pictures! It makes your review so much more interesting. I am so glad we have God to listen to, and help with, our issues in this life! Blessings!

  4. The Lord provides what we need just as we need it. It's always interesting to see the different ways that he provides that strength, that comfort, that wisdom.

  5. I have a feeling that a little sunshine will help all of us. Spring will come soon! I hope that your next month will be a little brighter! Great review!
    Carie (another Gabby Mom)

  6. Ok, seriously- I could have written this post! February was feeling the same and that same marriage comment hit me square between the eyes!

    VERY nice job with your review and your blog is looking lovely!

    Head Mama

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