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For The Weary Mama

April 11, 2015

I can’t tell you how many times over the past four years since becoming a mama I googled something along the lines of “encouragement for tired moms”. The photo below is of me during probably the hardest season of motherhood for me yet. I’m smiling in the picture, but during that time I was a completely overwhelmed weary mama, still trying to get used to juggling two littles and in desperate need of encouragement.

Weary Mama

Being a mom is really hard sometimes. Like anything else, it has it’s highs and lows. But today if you’re weary or discouraged, this is for you.

Have you ever felt like you do the same thing every single day? The same routine day in and day out? Wake up. Make breakfast. Clean the house. Play with littles. Change dirty diapers. Refill the same sippy cups over and over. Lunch. More cleaning. Play dates. Dinner. Bath time. Bed time. Repeat.

Sometimes it can start to feel like it doesn’t have much value. That you would contribute more to the world by doing something else. Maybe do something more “important” with your time.

But that would be a lie. Mamas, you have one of the most important jobs in the world. Shaping and raising future generations. The fruit of your work may not always be seen on a daily basis but that doesn’t diminish it’s value. It’s a job not often given praise or accolades but it is SO rewarding. Whether you work outside the home or are a stay at home mommy, you will never regret the time you invested into your littles.

Every time you refill that sippy cup, wipe little faces clean, stay up all night feeding your newborn or read a bedtime story: you’re serving. Every time you sing “Jesus loves me” to your littles and tell them how special they are because God made them special: you’re evangelizing. You are on a mission field. It’s not as remote as Africa and it might not always feel like a mission field, but your home is exactly that. A place where you are raising followers of Jesus. Your reactions to things, your words and your actions are all being soaked up by your littles and shaping them into who God created them to be.

Remember that God gave your littles to you for a reason. Sometimes we might see our failures and think we are replaceable or unworthy of being a mommy. That other mamas are more fit for the task and could do a much better job. It just isn’t true. Your littles were handpicked for you by God. They want you to be the one to snuggle them and comfort them. They need you to encourage them and kiss their boo boos. You are the perfect mom for them simply by being you.

So if you haven’t heard this yet today, thank you for all you do and contribute to the world. You are amazing!

“Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.” Proverbs 31:29-31





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  • Reply Alina April 11, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Really really really needed this today.. Actually everyday. I’m printing this out and keeping it in my journal! Thank you so much for your encouraging words! Love you so much! ❤️

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      So thankful it encouraged you Alina! You’re such a great mama! Love you! <3

  • Reply Lori Meyst April 11, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Wow…this is so good, Chrissy!! As a past mother of littles I can testify to all of this…you are an amazing mother…love you so much!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks so much Mom! You raised the best ;) Thanks for all your hard work and dedication!! Love you!

  • Reply Aixa April 11, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I must say…I am a working mom but I would give anything to be able to be the person caring for them day in, day out. I can see how it can become exhausting, dull, and how at the end of the day you want to run screaming for some adult conversation… But really… It’s the best job in the world. As u said .. It’s not easy but certainly a job worth living for. Xoxo

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      Totally true Aixa! :)

  • Reply Dominique April 11, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Hey Chrissy, it was such an encouragement reading this! I am where you were in that picture.. Thanks for sharing! There is so much truth here!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 11, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks Dominique! And hang in there my friend, praying for you! It’s so tough but its a season and I bet you’re doing amazing!! Xoxo

  • Reply Laura April 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    You are such a great encouragement and one amazing mama! Love you

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 11, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you Laura!! Love you sis!

  • Reply Christina April 11, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    This is so beautiful! My littles are all grown now… What a wonderful reminder that our first ministry is our family… Especially our little ones ❤️

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 11, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you Christina! Means so much to me :) You’re a great example always serving your family so well!

  • Reply Ely April 11, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Love this Chrissy❤️ You are an amazing momma:) whenever I get overwhelmed I take a step back and begin to focus on what’s most important and that definitely is my family. I also ask God to reveal if I am doing too much in certain areas of my life and when I do that he instantly reveals it… It’s just up to me now to listen.

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 11, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks Ely! <3 Praying for you girl, its tough balancing everything but you do amazing!! Such a great mama :)

  • Reply Dineiska Orta April 11, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    This is such an amazing post Chrissy. I’m not a mommy yet but one day when I am I will definitely keep these words in mind ♡

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you so much Dini! You are going to be an amazing mama some day! :)

  • Reply Carrie April 12, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Such beautiful words. It is obvious your kids are blessed to have a mom like you!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 12, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      That’s so sweet Carrie! Thank you! <3

  • Reply Ariane April 13, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Loved this post!! Thank you so much for your encouraging words. Two under two is tough but it truly is rewarding. Love you girl! You are a great mama!!!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 13, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks girl! You are rocking it with two under two and doing amazing! love you! Xoxo

  • Reply Aspen Jay April 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    When I had my second child I was VERY overwhelmed. I think it wasn’t until my baby was 6 months that I felt confident enough to take them both out by myself! On the daily basis of being a mother, it does help to step back and look at the big picture. Thanks for the post Chrissy!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 14, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Thanks Aspen! So good to know there’s other mamas who have felt the same thing! :)

  • Reply Donna April 13, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Yes. You are the perfect mama for the young ones God has entrusted to you.

    found you on mama moments monday linkup

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 14, 2015 at 12:11 am

      Thanks for stopping by Donna! :)

  • Reply Priscilla J. April 15, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Chrissy, you made me cry. No joke! Thank you for this post. Your writing style, your expression and word choice was perfect. You encouraged my heart this morning and I’m so grateful.
    Enjoy your littles and your privileged job today!
    PS:Thank you also for requesting me on IG, that’s how I got to your blog.

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 15, 2015 at 11:21 am

      Hi Priscilla! That makes me so happy!! So thankful it was an encouragement to you. I hope you have an amazing day with your littles as well! :)

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  • Reply Shawnte April 24, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I totally needed this! As a stay at home mom, I can relate to every word written. Being a mom is the hardest job you will ever love!

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst April 24, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      Totally agree Shawnte! So glad it was an encouragement to you! Thanks for writing!! Xo Chrissy

  • Reply Lauren Llanes May 14, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Sometimes I come back to this post and I just cry every single time… for a few reasons. Thinking about the season you were in and how beautiful and graceful you still were then when you felt like you were just losing it. Thinking about you taking your precious time to share this words that God put on your heart, thinking about the mamas who are at the end of their rope and need these truths. And lastly, thinking about when I’m a mama, how blessed I’ll be to have learned from you and to have read this encouragement. Love you times a thousand! xx

    • Reply Chrissy Meyst May 14, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Lauren, you bless me so much!! Thank you for taking the time to even say that to me. It means so much to me how thoughtful you are and I just know you’re going to make the best mom one day!! Love you so much girl!! <3 Thank you!!!

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