Let’s admit it: Life can be stressful. In this day and age, women are feeling more and more pressured to be perfect, whether at work or at home. The thing is, while you focus on accomplishing success in your careers or being the ultimate mother, you sometimes start to miss out on the things that really matter, like spending time with your family, hanging out with your friends, or simply enjoying life.
This three-minute video from Sanctuary, which features women in their late 60s or 70, wants to remind you of that. In a survey commissioned by the British spa, researchers found that most women today are stressed and about 40 percent said they were close to burning out. In the video, one woman even had a realization saying, “I’d give myself the time to indulge in the things that I now understand are the most important.”
Sometimes, we need to remind ourselves of the things that matter most. Watch the video and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!!
It is very awkward to interview the feeling of a Mother with a special child.
This mother whom I approached is a strong believer of her Faith, and holds this verse;
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11)
“God has a plan,” my friend told me. “God has a plan and I will trust Him.”
God has given me the privilege of being friends with special women who have faith and compassion like few others. They are mothers of special children — handicapped children.
- One has an autistic child.
- The second contracted measles when she was pregnant, and her daughter was born with cerebral palsy.
- The third has a child who has been in a wheelchair most of her life.
These women will no doubt receive greater rewards in heaven because of the sacrifices they have made through the years. They have to be more patient and committed to deeper love and perseverance than many other moms (although being a mom is always a challenge and privilege).
These moms have seen their children taunted and treated badly. They have also had to make difficult decisions about where their children will best be able to develop the resources they have been given and become as self-sufficient as possible. If they choose a group home, they must ask themselves, ”Will the caretakers be kind to the children or abuse them?
“God has a plan! I will trust Him,” my friend told me. She was so happy. God has a plan!
I encourage you to make an effort to give an encouragement card to the mom in your life who has been given a special child from God.
Happy Mother’s Day!!