I wrote A Garden in an attempt to pull my thoughts together on something that has been on my mind as of the past few days. Why is it that sometimes moms just cant pull it together? So much so that dad and probably the whole family just are miserable. As I stand outside looking in I can see the areas that need tending, I can see changes that could be made to make the situation much better. Of course just in the physical realm because we all are a work in progress in the spiritual realm.
I want to say that I do not have it all together, I am far from perfect...but I think I have a pretty good understanding of what it takes to keep a home with a bustling family. Aside from just being an example how do you help a mom that is in need of frankly some "suck it up girl and get to work" kind of encouragement? I sometimes wonder if you can. It hurts me to see families in a tail spin. Dads tired of coming home to disrespectful children and a messy home.
Interestingly enough one of the overlying factors in both cases was stuff. The stuff clutters their homes and their minds and lets face it when you have a large family sometimes just bodies can clutter up a room, never mind material clutter. I don't know what the answer is, perhaps theres not one. My personality is to help them fix it, but in reality it would not stay fixed unless they learn the tools themselves. How do we help these moms? Any ideas?