On Endurance as a New Mom
Starting today and running through October 30th, She’s in the City is hosting a series called More Precious Than Gold – because all of us are just that! The series will encourage women of all ages on endurance in various seasons of depletion and disappointment and was inspired from the following passage in 1 Peter:
“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith – more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire – may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
-1 Peter 1:6-7
Each week’s episode will focus on a different season of trial or weariness we face as women. Which begs the question: what if this week’s season doesn’t apply to me? My encouragement is LISTEN ANYWAY! If you haven’t yet experienced something, it’s likely a loved one or dear SHE around you has. We hope in those cases, our talks in the coming weeks can foster compassion in you and serve as a comfort to share with those in your life who are facing these specific seasons.
My new favorite motto, which is noted in this week’s episode, is this:
“We’d rather be with you in your mess than alone in ours.”
I hope y’all feel the same!
This week’s inaugural episode is for all the worn out, new moms out there! We sit down with two dear friends who have an 11 month old and 6 month old twins, respectively – whew! While this is one of the most joy-filled seasons we experience as women, it also demands stamina and endurance in ways that life hadn’t yet thrown at us before motherhood.
In this episode, we talk everything from weariness and isolation to mom guilt and social media. We lay all of this out on the foundation of having heaps of grace for yourself and for other moms, and we cling to the truth that:
“We’re all in this together; you are not alone in this! It’s not perfect. It’s messy. And it’s okay.”
We talk about navigating all the “you should’s” that we’re bombarded with as new moms. We get real about how the first year of motherhood changes how we see ourselves, our marriage, and how we understand and engage with the Lord.
The best news of all is, even after poop all over the wall and forgetting that you’re praying mid-prayer, the ladies pretty much sum up the first year of motherhood like this:
“This is crazy; this hard, and it is a lot; but I’ve never been so thankful or this happy.”
Bravo to all moms out there. Your capacity to love and endure is surely more precious than gold!