If You’re Overwhelmed, You’re Not Alone

I’m having one of those days where time is short and it’s moving much faster than I am! I’m feeling behind and a bit overwhelmed. My boys were wild this morning and it took every ounce of strength I had (and then some) to keep it together. 

I stood in the laundry room and tried to imagine there wasn’t that huge pile of clothes to be sorted and put away. And I wondered who else might be doing this same thing. I wonder how many mamas are staring at their tasks, while children run wild circles around them and feel like they are vanishing, sinking unseen beneath the demands of time, dishes, laundry, family, and special needs parenting. 

So when the piles of laundry stiffen on top of your machine . . . 

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You’re not alone.

When toys are scattered and so are you . . . 

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You’re not alone. 

When your kids are screaming and you want to too . . . 

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You’re not alone.

When your heart could burst with both frustration and love . . . 

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You’re not alone.

I find on days like these, it’s hard to see progress. I am often blind to the fact that sometimes tasks left undone are signs of more important things being accomplished.

So I’m going to slow things down this afternoon and see if my eyes can’t be opened to the good things. Maybe I’ll get to some tasks and maybe they will wait for another day.

But when I see good things, I’m going to give thanks for the piles of laundry and dishes in the sink and all the signs that maybe, just maybe, that might mean I’m spending my little time on the precious things that matter. 

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7 thoughts on “If You’re Overwhelmed, You’re Not Alone

  1. Your blog is always so inspiring to read, even for those of us who don’t have special needs children. Thanks for taking the time to write this in the midst of your crazy busy day!

  2. Amy, I love this post! And I think you are an amazing mama! I feel overwhelmed like this sometimes with no kids! Haha! So great job! I love you!

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