Probably if you are reading this blog, you have heard this before. I hear this very frequently and it always makes me feel a little sad. I feel especially sad when I hear it from other homeschooling moms or other moms with lots of children. It is my heart’s desire to minister to other moms by being a real person. I’m not going to unload all my baggage or to say anything that might hurt anyone in my life, but I am far from perfect and I do try hard to let that show. We all have struggles. We all have past hurts. We all have hang-ups. AND…we all have dirt in our homes (well, except for my friend Karen B. LOL!!)
You know, this being true, I think people must mean something different when they tell me they don’t know how I do it. I think the real meaning behind this statement is the real reason so many people don’t have more children today. I think what they mean is…
...they don’t know how I can possibly handle all the adorableness that 6 children (that’s SIX BABIES) brings!!! Frankly, I don’t know how I do it, either! I know the Lord says He will only give us what we can handle, but sometimes I think he pushes me right to my limit of daily cuteness. Do you know how adorable is the sound of a crawling baby’s hands slapping on the ceramic tile floor as he comes to find me? It is almost too much for one person to take. I think that is why the Lord has given me 5 other children and a husband – to spread the cuteness around, just so we will all be able to cope.
Next time, someone tells me they don’t know how I do it, I will continue to answer honestly that it is only by the Grace of God. And, I will mean it.