My sister called me Super Mom today. My niece asked me why my eyes were so dark, referring to the circles under my eyes from lack of sleep. Before I could answer, my sister tells her it's because I work, go to school, take care of Alice, then go home and cook and clean. She said, "I don't know how she does it. She's a Super Mom". My niece looked at me in awe but the truth is that I am dead tired.
I am so far from being a Super Mom. There are days when I just want to give up and I'm sure we all have those days. We start to think that we're never going to make it, never going to catch up on school work or regular work, and never have time for our children, let alone time for ourselves. The stress of all the things I have on my plate usually comes from the thought that I have to do it all on my own. It goes without saying that being a single mom is extremely tough but it’s during the toughest times that we have to remind ourselves that we are not made to carry all of this weight by ourselves. The Bible tells us to "Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you..." Psalm 55:22. With all of the things going on in my life I have to be fully dependent on God to sustain me and to give me rest.
When a mountain of work threatens to overtake me, I am prone to wallowing for a while. When so many things are in my face, it’s easy to get distracted and to forget why I am doing all that I set out to do. My dreams and goals become too much work and a hindrance on my life. It is only by abiding in Christ, praying about my decisions and allowing Him to guide me that I can begin to see over the mountain in front of me. Leaning on Him in all things, especially when under pressure, is how we begin to find our way. He will always make a way for us.
Don't hurt yourself trying to be Super Mom, just lean on God who strengthens you.