Posts Tagged ‘from the pit to firm ground’


From out of the pit …

That is where I was, as I was sharing about my Mamma Meltdown.

We Mamma’s, we were born melting! And guilt always accompanies …

My meltdown was born in the area of mamma guilt called NOT ENOUGH.

I felt like I simply did not have enough …

time, energy, zeal, intention, and on,

and on,

and on …

just like the mom whose status update was “Tired. To the power of infinity.”

Basically, I felt I was messing up the most important things in my life.

And then …

Tonight, home at too late, with groceries too heavy, and spirits too low.

“Homework done yet?” (maybe just a bit too much cynicism in my delivery of ‘yet’)

“Yup. Wanna read it?”

sigh … do I answer honestly, and say I am simply too tired to care that much?

“Yes, I’d love to. What am I reading?”

“A Bible assignment about our future plans.”

The paper is passed, while I sit for the first time in hours.

I read,

(predictable future plans expressed)

and read,

(there is more here than just a declaration of professional goals)

and read

” … but that’s not who I want to be as a person … I want to be a person of bravery and trust … I want God to lead my life and let him take the helm, even when I don’t understand …”

And the tears break through the flood gates.

And I am reminded that




enough …

and I don’t have to be, because when I am

too tired,
too preoccupied,
too selfish,
too busy,
and not have enough hours in the day,
the Creator of me,
the Creator of my children,

is always enough.

I do not want to be the rock that my children stand on … I tend to melt.

I am reminded tonight that even when I do not understand … the demands on time and money and energy and life … I want to be a person of bravery and trust, who lets God take the helm.

“I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.
 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.”
Psalm 40:1-3

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