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Warrior Prayers Day 12-Peace

09/17/2011

We all have a ton going on, pressures to get it done, packed schedules, things that make us physically and emotionally tired, after all, we are moms!

How can we help for ourselves? (Tips from Laura Lee Groves, author of I’m Outnumbered!  One moms Lessons in the Lively Art of Raising Boys)

First, find someone to confide in–someone who’s walking your same path, or someone who has walked it
before. My biggest support when my boys were small were two boy moms whose sons were a few years ahead
of mine. Find someone you can be honest with about the trials of mothering.

If at all possible, step away from the demands–for an hour, for an evening, even for just fifteen minutes. Let
someone else hold the baby or chase the toddler for just a bit, and don’t feel guilty. If your son is school age, find
a project or lesson that Dad or big brother or someone else can step into in your place, and take a break. Or just
step back and give your son a little more responsibility–see if he can handle it. We too often see ourselves as
indispensable when our sons can do some things on their own.

You can help yourself by shifting your perspective as he grows. We have to accept that they’re growing and
changing, and if we resist that, it just makes everything more difficult. (HARD!!!!)

And last–but most importantly–pray for him and for your relationship. Pray for the faith to let go, for
confidence in your and his abilities.

The One who made you and loves you is waiting to give help and comfort and peace all along the way.

Mommy Prayer Day 12: I pray that we each find peace, no matter where we are.  I pray Philippians 4:7 (one of my favorites) for each of us…That the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

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