We are not all called to be pastors or teachers but we all have people OR animals we are responsible to and for.
Children–who we long for and love deeply–can suck you dry. I know, I’ve had a few. I remember back when they were young lambs–kids–I wondered if I’d ever eat a hot meal again, take a shower or bath without interruption, be any place by myself again, ever have any thoughts that did not include them…but at the same time I loved them so much I didn’t want to be apart from them. Weird, I know. Most parents can understand that. Now that they are on their own and feed themselves I realize–I still think of them always, and if a worry starts creeping in the only thing I can do is give them to their Heavenly parent to take care of.
I don’t think I could have made it through those years without my own ‘feeding’ time with God. Even then I was far from a perfect mother, but at least then I felt energized to go on, to try to be consistent, patient, kind and loving. (hint to young parents, never pray for patience. God will give you plenty of opportunity to practice it.)
Don’t forget to ‘feed’ yourself today…low blood sugar can make you cranky.