Mom blogs are on my mind, Catholic ones in particular. A few years ago, I stopped reading them, but I couldn't remember why.
Oh, I remember now. One reoccurring theme I see is a sense of denial at the absolute absurdity of the struggle we put on ourselves to gratefully find God's divine will for selflessness and purification through our exhaustion and stress.
Ok, that was a long sentence. But, what I mean is. Sometimes, we are just tired, and that is OK. Sometimes, we have placed too much on our plates and there is no lesson besides, "wake up stupid." Sometimes, life throws us a hard ball and we are left trying to figure out what is more important, feeding the kids and doing laundry or taking our child to a specialist that will make their lives more bearable.
Trust me, if you haven't dealt with the medical world, trying to fight for basic life decency for a child or spouse or parent, you don't know stress. Well, maybe you do, let me know.
The thing that just IRKS me is this mindless "God works in mysterious ways", "trust in the Lord", "offer your suffering up" crap that keeps too many of us enslaved in exhausting circumstances.
You know, life has a lot of real problems besides trying to figure out how you are gonna feed 5, 10 plus kids. I mean, we have wars and radicals. When we act like radicals, it doesn't help spread reason very much.
Ok, I got it out. Moms, give yourselves a break. Once I finally admitted I am only human, life got a lot more tolerable.