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When Christen isn’t being mom to her twin girls Adeline and Maralee, you can find her blogging away on her website, The Uncontainable Truth. In this community, she encourages her readers to let their light shine and shares her family’s roller coaster ride of raising premature infants. She is a...

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  1. Hi Christen,
    I love what you said about how easy it is to view each next thing as a “chore” instead of a “gift”.
    I’m using that today. I once had two boys that were both in diapers (not twins, but less than 2 years apart in age) and I remember those days.
    Now I am a homeschooling mom, boys are 9 and almost 8, that feels overwhelmed by school and chores at times.
    But looking at it all as a gift. . the children, the house, the mess even. . . well it’s all a blessing! We just need time to change the way we *see*.
    Precious post.

  2. Yes, Christen, it IS okay to have time to yourself! In fact, you’re a better mother for it, and you worship God beautifully when you surrender any idea that you are indispensable to your children’s lives and that you have to do it all. He is their ultimate Parent and you can trust that your own time away will be used for such purpose.

    Rich blessings as you continue to rest in the Grace for yourself.

    And yes, as Danelle says, we need “time” to change the way we *see*…Grace allows this.

  3. It is so difficult sometimes to not feel guilty over spending time with God and away from our babies! Our lives should be seamless, every piece being holy, yet I always seem to bounce from kid-time to cleaning-time to (sometimes!) God-time…and wonder why I feel so disjointed at the end of the day! Thank you for the reminder that each day is a gift from God.

  4. A mama’s work is never done. It’s important that we give ourselves a “time out” away from our children, to rest and recharge. I love Psalm 23. I love the part where it says “he makes me lie down”. I was once told if I don’t enter into His rest willingly, He will cause me to lie down, to rest. He knows how much we need that. Blessings!

  5. It is so nice to hear from other mamma’s that feel this way too! I did another post on my blog recently about the responsibility of being a mom. I think we all need time to *see* (thanks Danelle!) and quiet our souls.

    Thank you for your comments 🙂

    Blessings, christen

    here’s the link to that post I was telling y’all about:
    http://theuncontainabletruth.com/2011/10/truth-6/

  6. Thanks for sharing this, Christen! Us mommas of little ones need a special grace for the daily grind – you are soaking it in and your family & your heart will be blessed! Hugs!

  7. Amen, Christen! Some days it is near impossible to find the blessings hiding within all the clutter, but they ARE there and He will show them to us if we let Him.