Home business, home education and health challenges: what makes us tic?

TGIF! I really mean that: this morning I prayed and thanked God for letting today be Friday. It’s here at least!! This has been a long and somewhat sleep-deprived week. My darling daughters have suffered from attention deficit disorder – a deficit of my attention focused on them. They’ve borne up relatively well, although we faced a minor meltdown yesterday afternoon, following which a tearful Goldilocks asked me most earnestly whether it’s possible to cure hormonia. Sadly, I had to reply that it isn’t. (And suppress a giggle!)

Puberty sure has arrived early in our house.

Feeling exhausted, I feel resentful of every infringement on my time. Papa Bear needs encouragement. Goldilocks needs comfort. Red Riding Hood needs guidance with her sewing project. Clients have deadlines. Billing must be done. Ministry work must be done. Meals must be made, and dishes must be done. All I want to do is sleep, and my responses are lacking in grace. Even when I don’t express it, I feel the bitterness and feel sure my heart’s attitude undoes any good things my body might be attempting.

Papa Bear comforted me by reminding of the crowns we receive in heaven when we keep on keeping on. And our Dear Father reminded me, ever so gently, of the beloved verse: “But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.” – 2 Thess. 3:13 and also “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Gal. 6:9)

God’s word admonishes and encourages us to do what is right, and not to let it get us down. We should never get tired of doing good, and in fact we should actively seek opportunities to do good – for others, and for the cause of Christ.

This comforted me so much this week, and I hope it encourages you, as well.

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