Heather wrote to me with a great question that I hope many of you will answer.
I am a pastor’s wife and the homeschooling mother of two boys. The youngest was adopted from Ethiopia and has turned out to have a variety of special needs. His needs were all a very big surprise once we got him home, but God has used our sweet boy to open our eyes in so many ways. Now we are pursuing the adoption of a little guy with Down’s Syndrome from South Korea.
With all that our life demands between ministry, homeschooling and parenting one special needs child, I quite often feel overwhelmed by need. It feels like someone needs something almost every minute of every day. Unfortunately, I am the type of person that craves personal space and quiet and I really feel like I am drowning lots of days. I beg God daily for the ability to die to myself.
How do you keep from drowning in the great need of those that you love most and surround you on a daily basis? What do you do to stay in touch with the person you are? Do you even think that’s important?
This is such a great question for moms. I would love to hear how all of you balance this in your lives, and I know Heather would too. Take a moment to share your thoughts, even if they are simple, or if you are still wrestling with this yourself – we want to hear from you.
Encourage one another,