Stretching

Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

 I haven’t felt this way in some time and I’m feel like a rubber band being stretched to nearly a breaking point. I feel like I am trying to do so many things at once that I am stretched out beyond words. Being a mother is wonderful, but takes a lot of patience and time. SBR constantly needs me and he is my first priority. But, making sure that he has everything he needs can be overwhelming at times and forces me to stretch in a way I never thought imaginable.

Miles has been having some health issues, so he also needs me. He also has just been laid off from his job and the closest replacement is in Maryland. This has also caused me to stretch myself just a little further to make sure that he is getting what he needs as I support our family through this difficult transition.

I recently started a graduate program. This is requiring a great deal of time and has many responsibilities. I am thinking ahead to the coming school year and the duties I will have to my new class, in addition to taking care of our home. Yet again, stretching a little further. I am beginning to wonder how far can I stretch?

I know there is a plan for us. I know that He is faithful and will see us through this difficult time. I am just so saddened that the family we have dreamed about for so long is going to stretch across several states. I worry that Miles will miss all those special moments we have long anticipated as SBR grows. That may be the worst of all of this. It seems that we make it through one trial and into another. I continue to pray. I continue in my faith. I know that He might let me stretch, but He will not let me break. He is with us throughout this mess, and I am so thankful to have that walk with Him.

I ask that you pray for our family as we enter into this new chapter of stretching.

Dear Lord,
Please be near. We need your hand and mercies on our family and our hearts. We will faithfully follow Your plan. You are good and we are thankful. Amen.
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