Fortunately, I was young when I had my children.   As we age our patience runs out – our energy wanes – our tolerance is pretty much dead – and our thoughts can’t keep up with the speed of technology, much less children. There were times I wanted to give up.  I often felt guilty- unworthy – unorganized – unqualified – unappreciated – inept.  I love my children, but there were days when I just wanted to run away.

We expect motherhood to be the most beautiful thing we ever do as women.  We think our children will be well mannered, smart, beautiful and perfect.  We expect every day to be smooth sailing. Our expectations soon turn into disappointments. There will be dishes in the sink – unmatched socks in the laundry basket – oatmeal on the walls – not enough time in the day to get everything done – times when you think the bathroom is your only sanctuary, until they find your hiding place, bring the dog and join you.

There will be nights when you pace the floor with a colicky child – cool down a fever – remake their bed. As they grow older you will wonder why they’re late and what they might be up to.  You may never sleep again. There are millions of other moms going through the same thing.  Remind yourself why you had a child in the first place.  Think about the end product and maybe that will help you cope with the here and now.

The responsibilities of raising children are huge.  Add to that a job outside the home, community commitments, church activities, grocery shopping, laundry, housekeeping, etc. There is the joy you’ll experience in seeing them create a house out of a box – transform your pots and pans into musical instruments – or create a valentine just for you. Think about the thank you hugs and the I love you that comes when least expected.  Think of their feeling of accomplishment as they tie their shoes or show their siblings how to.  The small things become the important when you’re a mom.

Motherhood isn’t for sissies, but it’s the most important job you will ever have as a woman.  Start each day praying for them and for yourself.  It is a tough job, but with God’s help you can do it!!



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. K.L. Hale says:

    You’re my adopted Mom. 💛 I can imagine what an amazing Mom you were and are! Motherhood is an honor. I’m so thankful to God for allowing me to be a Mom. Kathy, would you pray for my youngest son, Jay, his wife, Cierra, and daughter Whitley? Jay is deploying to Germany tomorrow. I know it breaks his heart to leave them, but he knows this is part of military life as we all know. I love you and pray you are both well!! I’m getting stronger each day and playing catch up on so much! 💛🤗🙏🏻

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    • says:

      I am honored that you ask me to pray for you and your family. That seals our bond of being family – even though we aren’t related, I truly feel as though we are through our Savior, Jesus. My prayers for your speedy recovery and for your son and his wife as they experience the heartbreak of deployment.

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  2. tamweary says:

    Amen! Prayer is the most
    Essential piece to motherhood. Your wisdom is enduring…Thank You!🙏🏾

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  3. tamweary says:

    I love your face- over Wonder Woman’s🤣

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  4. Kathy, any mother will identify with these words. I give thanks for my own mother often. Her legacy walks with me every day.

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