She wrote of her emotions:
Happiness when spending quality time with my children and husband.
Anger at myself for overeating and having poor self control.
Overwhelmed with having a hectic, busy, dirty, chaotic house.
Worried about my children.
Embarrassed to go to the gym and work out. (I don't embarrass easily, but mine would be...Too lazy to load up the babies and to go to the gym and to unload the babies and to work out, etc AND angry at myself for being lazy)
Frustrated at the ignorance of some people.
Anxious about our finances.
Irritation from problem children.
Enraged by said children's behavior at times. (I get much less patient than I want to be when trying to write coherent reports for work and take care of the kids.)
Exhausted most of the day.
I was so glad to hear another mom, whom I respect, give voice to these sometimes overwhelming feeling. Strangely enough I found it encouraging. I am so thankful for Kim being willing to write so honestly about her feelings...and mine!
My birthday outing was great. Mr. Workman took me to Cafe on the Route for the first time. It was featured on Diners, Drive-in, & Dives on the Food Network. The food was amazing and Mr. Workman had reserved us the table directly in front of the fire place. It was a lovely evening. I had really hoped for going to do something like see a play, rather than just going to eat since I feel like I already do enough of that at home. This feeling of disappointment is rare for me and I think it was brought on in part by my hope for an activity with the potential of chasing away the gloomies. Oh well, I guess I've got to beat the gloomies some other way.
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God. – Psalm 42:5-6a