MOTHERING THROUGH CHRONIC ILLNESS

When I was 30 and my fourth was a baby, I became very sick and was sick for many years. I was forced to be home every day all day long. I mothered my children full time. I was always available for them. God taught me many valuable lessons through my sufferings.

Children need and want full-time mothers.

Children being raised by full-time mothers are far more secure and emotional stable than those who are not.

Learn to suffer in silence so you don’t make your children’s lives miserable even though you are.

Self-pity is satanic. Take every “poor me” thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Remind yourself daily that you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you and the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Take one day at a time and remember that God’s grace is sufficient.

Teach your children to help around the home. Teach them as they serve others, they are serving Christ.

Teaching your children the ways of the Lord is FAR more important than having a spotless home.

Disciplining the children consistently when they are young is a priority and makes raising children a delight.

My oldest daughter has told me recently that she can hardly remember me being so ill. I wanted them to have a good childhood in spite of my misery.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Philippians 4:13

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