Hey moms. See this picture right here ^. Yeah, that one. I chose it for a reason. If you’re like me, you can feel stressed and overwhelmed and just plain burned out sometimes. And most of the time, you can keep it together. Until something hits your last nerve, like stepping on a lego, answering the same question for the 50th time from your child, or feeling like you’re there to take care of everyone but yourself. And then you lash out. You might yell, curse, stomp off, whatever. And even though you’re an angry mess on the outside, you’re feeling like this^ (the woman in that pic) on the inside. If you find yourself to be that woman from time to time, this video is for you…
Hey moms out there!
My name is Chelsea Damon and I write for LivingtheSweetWife.com. Today I wanted to say “Hi” to you, Angry Mom. I am making this video not to condemn you, not to yell at you… but because I want to say that I am there with you today. I am having an angry day….
I was thinking to myself earlier that before- when I was a new(er) mom- I would get to the point where I would almost cry because pressure (from life) and life (in general) were getting kind of hard and it felt like just one thing after another, and everything was always in my way… and- you know how it is… Now I feel like I have gotten to the point where I don’t really cry. I just kind get angry. And I lash out.
If you are in the same place as me where you never used to think of yourself as an angry person before and you now feel kind of ashamed don’t want anyone to know that you have this problem with anger and lashing out sometimes… I just want you to know that I love you, I feel for you, and I am praying for you!! We are not really angry people. We just need a break sometimes… and that’s ok! I want to encourage you to try to take a couple minutes. Slow down. Pray. See things in light of eternity instead of just looking at how things are today. See the bigger picture. God loves you and there people in your life who love you and you’re not alone!!
I know exactly how you feel so when you feel like snapping at your kids or snapping at your dog (because that’s kind of my problem) I just remember that it doesn’t help anything. While things might be kind of sucky right now… they probably won’t stay this way.
Choosing joy is just that- a choice. So I just want to remind you guys to choose joy, because that’s what I am doing today even though today’s been long…. I’m going to choose joy and then move on.
Alright, over and out, you guys! I love you! If you want more encouraging videos like this, subscribe to my YouTube channel, subscribe to Living the Sweet Wife (by email) and follow on social media!
I love you guys!!