Rest for Weary Moms

Weary, weary moms. This is for you. You’re worn, you’re torn. You’re running on empty. You give your all, and it’s the best you can do.

The kids demand your everything. You jump through hoops, bend this way and that, and drive your mini van like a mad man. Where’s the next place, what’s the next thing, why can’t we do that too?

Run here, do this, be this, respond to this, make sure you don’t forget this, and oh yes, your kid’s misbehaving in the moment you weren’t there, so take care of that too.

Forever you’ll be on the balance beam of mom and woman, but remember, you’re not just mom.

Time for you is precious, so steal a moment when you can.

Sit. Pause. Take a deep breath. Be present, and soak in the moment. Wherever it is.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30


It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Meet Me At This Moment for Five Minute Friday post. I spend the last hour of Thursday chatting with a group of authentic and inspiring Five Minute Friday bloggers on Twitter (#fmfparty). One minute past midnight EST Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker gives us a single word prompt and we all write a blog post centered around that word. We write for five minutes, and five minutes only! In the words of Lisa, this is “unscripted. unedited. real.” You meet me at this moment in time…my thoughts and opinions, my joys and sorrows, my dilemmas and dreams. And I receive one of the greatest gifts ever – a regular outlet for processing and expressing my thoughts without constantly editing myself. This is my life, my perspective, unfiltered.

The word of the week is PRESENT.

  1. Carol Femling says:

    Yes, I feel the same thing daily and I started being a mom 37 years ago. It never has stopped for me and yes, most days I am weary too. I guess that is the life God chose for me and I am trying to make the most of it. 🙂

  2. Melanie Range says:

    Wow. I’ve come here via five minute Friday and found this. I think that was absolutely beautiful and such an encouragement. I felt like you’re describing me (and a few other moms I know) Finding a moment for yourself is so hard sometimes. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Callie Bentley Ewing says:

    I feel like we can’t be told this enough. I’m a first-time first-year mom, so I haven’t made it to the activities-and-minivans stage yet, but everyday I feel like I’m digging for reserves of energy I didn’t know I could possibly have, trying to juggle motherhood and my fulltime outside-the-home job and still remember who I am. Thank you! 🙂

  4. Sabrina says:

    Just visiting from the FMF linkup. I loved the encouragement for Mom to take a moment for herself among the busyness of life. Too often, we’re busy tending to everything and everyone else that we don’t even make a moment for ourselves.

    • Amy says:

      Hi Sabrina! It’s always great to see your smiling face on the Twitter stream or blog. Reality is – sometimes a moment of peace and rest is all you get as mom, so moms need to take those moments when the opportunities arise. Have a great weekend!

  5. I am sorry it took me this long to visit your place. So glad I did! Be blessed:)

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