I was pregnant or nursing for nearly a decade.
With four children under six, I have no idea how I managed to get anything done, much less EVERYTHING done.
Some days I didn’t. But most days I muddled through.
But I was so. so. tired.
Every morning started with a prayer, “God, give me what I need for today. Give me strength for today. I won’t ask for tomorrow. Just for today.”
As life accelerated to that frenzy only parents of teens can understand-one here, another there, cars everywhere-my body was rebelling. My joints screamed, “No! Let’s just stay right here for a day (or a week!).”
That wasn’t an option, so I leaned in and prayed again, “God, renew my energy. Give me strength. If You aren’t going to cure me, help me learn to live well with my limitations.”
I thought my middle-aged years would give me a bit of rest. A time to catch my breath.
I was wrong.
Dominic’s death plunged me into emotional, physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion I could never have imagined. I did not know you could be so tired and still breathe.
I found myself begging God once again for strength.
Now it is my daily prayer.
And He is faithful to do as He has promised.
Nearly four years and I have gotten out of bed every. single. morning.
I do what needs to be done.
I’m still standing. ❤
Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?
The Eternal, the Everlasting God,
The Creator of the whole world, never gets tired or weary.
His wisdom is beyond understanding.
God strengthens the weary
and gives vitality to those worn down by age and care.
Young people will get tired;
strapping young men will stumble and fall.
But those who trust in the Eternal One will regain their strength.
They will soar on wings as eagles.
They will run—never winded, never weary.
They will walk—never tired, never faint.
Isaiah 40:28-31 VOICE
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You are on my mind these days. You have really helped me on this journey, none of us wanted to travel. Thank you for your words and for just being you. I have been blessed and you are in my prayers.❤
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We have been granted the strength to stay standing 100% so far. Thanks be to God Melanie. One day at a time and sometimes hour by hour x
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