Thursday, October 1, 2009

Overwhelmed and overjoyed

A friend dropped a meal off last night. She told me that someone asked her how I was doing. My friend responded: "She is overwhelmed and overjoyed."

That is an accurate description for how I'm feeling these days. Caring for two little ones is incredibly overwhelming. I am exhausted and everyday brings new challenges trying to figure out when and how to feed them both, play with them, comfort them and love them.

Ryan walked in the door on Tuesday and I was in tears (again!). He said, "Did I do something wrong or is this one of those times when you just need to cry?"

Being tired and overwhelmed is definitely cause for tears some days.

I apologized to Ryan on Tuesday because I felt that he would be stressed every time he walked in the door at night...a messy house, a tired wife and two kids that require a lot of time and energy. Ryan gently reminded me that this is suppose to be exhausting.

And this is exactly what we wanted.

Praise the Lord for exhausting and overwhelming days filled with absolute joy.


Life In Mazes said...

I love his response! What a wonderful husband you have, it reminds me to be thankful for my own! Sending prayers your way for a day of blessings!

Sew said...

I love his response too! :)

Sweet! I bet it is exhausting! I can't even imagine! :)

Flakymn said...

I remember these feelings well, and I still have them on occasion. I can tell you that it DOES get easier. As they are sleeping better and meeting more at the same level, you will find you find a groove.

I remember climbing into my van to try to go to the park with my Mom when my youngest was 5 weeks and my oldest was 9 months. I thought, "HOW AM I GOING TO DO THIS?!" It took me all morning to get into that van.

But it has gotten better. I have new tricks, new skills.

And you are right, it's a blessing we LOVE LOVE LOVE to have!!