Balancing Multiple Children

Moms of multiple kids: Do you ever feel like when you’ve finally accomplished great things with one kid, you realize it’s at the expense of another?

Several months ago I sensed frustration in our youngest boy and we were struggling with potty training. It became my focus and I’m happy to report we made great progress! As I closed the door to write for a couple hours in quiet (thank you hubby whom I do not deserve), I walked up to my bed to find this on my pillow. One of Carson’s favorite animals he had wrapped in a box and given to me earlier in the day. 🥰

Now join me in reflecting on the same day with our middle girl. She’s now been showing overwhelming frustration. She feels left out and shows it in everything she does including breathing. 😳 Poor Kinsey hasn’t seen as much of my patience as her brother has and it’s becoming very obvious.

They are both amazing kids (our oldest is too, she is visiting family out of state for the summer)! But some days #momguilt sneaks it’s way in to assure me I’m failing. That I’ve been selfish. That maybe I wasn’t cut out for kids.

In the moments when I intentionally quiet my heart and listen into the truth, I hear:

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭

What an incredible gift it is to be a mother. A gift I never knew I wanted but so desperately needed. One that would show me how to love another more than myself. 💝

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