Accepting Help as a Mom

Asking For HelpOne of the hardest parts of being a Mom, for me, is asking for help and accepting it.  I like to tell myself that I can do everything.  It even sounds funny when I say it.  I really don’t do anything by myself.  Most things I do are a community effort.

But sometimes I really do need help.  I am sick or too tired.  I have a great support system around me.  But, when I am tired and sick, I am really bad at asking for help.  People don’t like how I ask. Then I get even more anxious about asking for help.

Now I need help and I am asking in the wrong way!  Why did I even ask for help in the first place?

God is always there when I need help.  Even when I am home alone with a screaming baby.  Phil 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, BUT IN EVERYTHING, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” 

I am grateful that I am not here all alone during the day doing this by myself.  I have supportive family, and friends to help me.  This includes God who is always here if I need help.  Don’t worry all three of them don’t provide help exactly how I want it, but they give me the help that I need.

photo by: paul bica