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Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or...

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  1. Thank you for this, Sarah Mae. As I walked through the messy house this morning on my way to the kitchen, I felt like a failure. When I thought about the day ahead and how I will deal with boys constantly fighting and bickering, and how I will likely lose my temper about it, I felt discouraged. As I wondered how I will juggle the dance class, the last minute touch ups needed at a rental house going up for sale today, the lack of cards for mothers in my life in time for tomorrow, the meeting I said I would attend… I just feel overwhelmed. I need to make the choice today to know and believe that “The Lord is my portion, therefore I will hope in Him.”

  2. Sara Mae,

    What a beautifully written post. I’m sorry that you had to hear such insensitive words.
    I know I have had to come to terms that with Mothering there will be mistakes to be made. And that I will always be learning and growing right along with my children.

    Sometimes as Mother’s we may not of swept the floor, provided a three course meal or caught up on laundry. But the meaningful word you mentioned ‘forsake’. That is one of the things we should try really hard not to ever do.

    I hope that you have a blessed Mother’s Day…..

    • Thank you! And my husband is such an encouragement to me, always cheering me on and telling me I’m great mom. I am so thankful for him! As for mothering, yes, we just put one foot in front of the other by faith… 🙂

  3. Love this Sara Mae ~ Thank you so much. These are thoughts and examples right out of my head and life. I would LOVE this book. Sound like you wrote it for ME 😉

  4. Sarah.
    I sometimes feel I can’t do my job anymore. I sensed that so much last year dealing with my aging father. It would have been easy to quit, but wisdom said stay and work it out. It was hard, but praise God dad is doing much better now & work is ok. So many days I have felt like a failure and kept hearing “not good enough, dumb, stupid”. I have been praying for wisdom as to what the next step is. I know God will answer my prayers.
    Blessings to all moms 🙂

    • Oh girl, you know I’ve had those same lies! Keep asking Him and following by faith, He will answer you! I’m praying for you today, friend!

  5. Thank you! It has been an hectic week and I have failed to show God’s love to my children. Thank you for the reminder that every moment is a new one, that God will provide for us in the moment. He supplies grace for the moment!