Dear Weary Mom, {Shake it Off Girl}

Dear Weary Mom,

Dear Weary Mom, (a letter to the moms who need hope today)

I've noticed you laboring there under the weight of it all. Those decisions you've made to protect and guide and instruct your precious ones—you know, the ones that are different from all the other moms, that make you feel like the only mom in the world who feels the way you do—they're weighing you down and making you feel like you're running this race totally alone.

But you're not. 

There are other moms like you. And that's the beauty of the age we live in, that you can find them on the other side of the country—maybe even the world—and although you only see them once a year if you're lucky, you feel right at home, because you know they get you.

I want to tell you to shake it off girl. If you're walking in the wisdom of God, and laying your life, and that of your children, down at His feet, you've just got to trust that He'll lead you. And if the things He asks you to do look different than what He requires of all your friends, so be it.

His opinion is the only one that matters.

Shake it off. Let the looks, and the stares, and the quiet disagreements (or maybe sometimes the loud ones) roll right off your back. Examine your heart to see if there's any truth, and then walk confidently in the path God has chosen for you and your family.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

Maybe you feel like you're running this race totally alone? But there are other moms like you.

Shake it off girl. Trust God to give you exactly what you need. Get bold and ask Him to send you a friend who gets you. Connect with moms online who are in the trenches just like you. Reach out, walk forward, and shake it off.

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I'm linking up today with the new Dear Weary Mom, link-up at the new Hope for the Weary Mom blog. Who knows, maybe these hope-givers are your kind of people?

If you’re walking in the wisdom of God, and laying your life, and that of your children, down at His feet, you’ve just got to trust that He’ll lead you.