i'm there too- you are not alone. sometimes i just make it out of bed, dressed, and when the kids were that age i would be laying on a blanket on the floor while the kids watch tv and crawl on me. out of bed, shower, put on clothes and open the windows. that must be done or i will simply spiral down. apart from that i keep a list, not of what i need to do, but what i have done that day. i include each step if i needed to break inbetween. "unload dishwasher, load dishwasher, water plant, make lunch, load laundry, switch laundry, fold laundry, put laundry away." see how the list looks more impressive that way?if it was hard to pull myself together to get it done-it gets listed. post the list, or keep it in a notebook so you can see all that you do for your family.
Even though I do not understand where I am going on the path that God has laid out for me, I must submit to His plan and trust that He will take me where I need to be.
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