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C'est la Vie: Bless and Be Blessed

One of the many joys of being married to a pastor is taking the time to love people. By being married to someone who is so well-loved and respected, I am by default also loved and respected in a unique way. For reasons that I often do not understand, women and men alike want to be in my company. It is a privilege that I sometimes wish was not so, but mostly I try to live up to such lofty standards.

Recently I met with another mom who needed to talk through some life issues. Being a wife and mom is hard and it doesn't take much to get us in a place where we feel like nothing is right. Finances are tricky. Kids are finicky. Husbands are, well, men. The dishes continue to get dirty. The laundry gets piled up. Groceries must be purchased. Mix this with less time for enjoying the things we like to do, getting less exercise than we'd like and you can understand why things get ugly fast.

We've all been there. I realized years ago that this was part of my life mission: to help moms realize a few things: it's not just you, we've all been there, and this too shall pass.

Do you need to be reminded that everyone fights with their husband sometimes? Would it help to know that every mom, in their darkest moment, wants to lock their children in their rooms? Is it easier to breath a little when you hear that eating out (with the exception of fast food) is still a luxury for most couples? It's all true.

So if you need an encouragement, be encouraged. If you know someone who needs to hear this, give her a call. It will be a blessing to her and to you.

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