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  • Writer's pictureThe Busy Praying Mom

Mamas, you are the glue of the family.

Ok...ok.. So most days I am barely keeping it together. I am the one keeping the peace. At times, it feels like a double edge sword. Not only do have to help the kids and my husband feel better on their bad days, I have to find solace and happiness on my bad days too. All while trying not to add to the craziness and grumpiness of the day. So on days where it is especially hard for me, I have to be diligent in not venting my anger on the family. You know those days where, kids refuse schoolwork, they are fighting every 5 seconds, I forgot to thaw the meat for dinner, the dryer broke, the dog pees on the floor and your husband still expects a romantic date night after work. Yes! On these days I have to ask the Lord to hold my tongue for me. At least until I can respond in a peaceful soothing way. So when the kids talk back, the house is a mess and the husband comes home talking about his bad day. I pray God gives me calming words. Even on the days I am overwhelmed and angry I have to remember that I am an example of how to deal with anger in a healthy way. Today, and everyday I want to be the best peacekeeper I can be. Nor someone who lashes put and says hurtful things I will regret later. I have to remind myself that I would not want someone screaming at me. So neither does my husband and children. We all fall apart sometimes...But as the mother of the house it is my job to b

e peacemaker.

A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger.- Proverbs 15:1

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