Motherhood & the Support System
Hi friends, Sarah here!! Let me start off by saying that being a momma is such a blessing!! I believe even those long, sleepless nights are a blessing (in disguise.) On those nights and even those long, hard days it’s so important to have a support system. Whether it’s one person or one hundred, having someone you know that will help you on the days that you feel like giving up makes it so much easier not to just lose it.
Everly is currently going through a sleep regression stage. She went from going to sleep between ten and eleven and either sleeping through the night until about eight or waking up once to eat and falling right back to sleep to not falling asleep until after midnight and waking up about every two hours. Needless to say her daddy and mommy are hoping this doesn’t last long. But, the other night night, my husband was trying to get her to sleep. We could tell she was so sleepy, but was fighting sleep. He had laid her in her crib and was trying to get her to take a pacifier and drift off to sleep. I could’ve easily headed on to bed and let him handle it, but I stayed with him. I gave him different pacifiers to try, I rubbed his back (his favorite thing) to help him relax, and eventually covered Everly up once she finally fell asleep. I knew how much that support means to me, so I made sure to show that support to my husband.
As my journey into motherhood begins, God is showing me how important it is to be supportive. Whether it’s helping out your spouse with the baby or letting them have some baby free time to get some housework done, go to a yoga class, or just take a nice, hot bath. You can’t be selfish, and you definitely see the areas in your life where you are selfish when you have a baby. I was tired and ready to sleep last night, but I also knew Pete was too, and he had to work the next day. I don’t know how single parents do it, and not have that daily support from a husband or wife that they know they can always count on.
Ultimately, our biggest support comes from the Lord. Even when we feel all alone. When it feels like there’s no one to help, He is there. He will give you the strength you need to get through whatever trial you’re going through.
Isaiah 41:10“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
If you need encouragement or support, please feel free to contact us. We can pray with you and for you. Being a momma can be hard work, and we want you to know you’re not alone. Let us support one another everyday not only in prayer but in our actions as well.