Being a mother is incredibly rewarding.
It can also be incredibly tiring. Can I get an Amen!?
My husband and I had three kids within three and a half years. Crazy, I know! And when our youngest was only one, my husband got a new job in a city 200+ miles away. So, he moved out of our house and into his parents’. Then every weekend for fourteen very long months (that’s how long it took us to sell the house), he’d drive back home, which wasn’t much of a home since we had to keep it immaculate. Try telling your toddlers that they can’t play with their toys because some stranger wants to see the house and they don’t want to see scattered toys.
Yeah, that was exhausting.
I’m certain every mom or dad out there has their own story to tell about those wearing times in their life.
In Pieces of Granite, my heroine (Debbie) has her own struggles when she learns her unborn baby has Down syndrome and her husband retreats. She wasn’t simply worn down from the pregnancy, but from her struggle to hold her family together.
So this song is for all the moms, dads, and anyone else out there who finds life too hard at times, when you’re tired of fighting and just want to give up. Know that you are not alone.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
I’d love to hear your *Worn* story in the comments below.