My girl turns five-months-old tomorrow and a couple weeks ago she was teething, fussy, and not napping very good (she’s a catnapper to begin with). I was exhausted by the end of the day (thankfully she sleeps through the night!), and cried on Troy’s shoulder at the end of it.
As a new mommy with my time suddenly on her schedule, my quiet moments with the Lord are often tired moments or short moments before she wakes up or before I go to bed (if at all!). It’s not the same as before she was born. I find I meet the Lord while taking care of her the most 🙂 After reading Heart Made Whole by Christa Black Gifford, I’ve been trying to practice just meeting God in daily moments, quieting my heart, asking Him to lead me, be with me, speak to me. And He does. Oh, He does.
But on this frustrating day when I was googling schedules and how to help babies nap, along with wondering if she was getting enough to eat or if I should be stretching her schedule more (you know, aaaallllll those questions and doubts you have in trying to figure things out!)… I honestly felt the Holy Spirit just speak to my heart, “Just keep doing what you’re doing.”
And I felt peace as her mommy, to just keep doing what I was doing. Close Google, and just keep being her mommy, the best I know how.
Frustrating days will come. But so does peace when you ask God to meet you in it. The results might not always be there, like I like them to be, but sometimes, we just need to keep doing what we’re doing. And be okay with not having it all figured out, and just doing our best, and letting Father God hug us on a day when we don’t know what to do!