On those days, when you really don’t care why your child is crying, you just want them to stop, please be gentle with yourself. You are already empty. Throwing some sludge of guilt and shame into the well isn’t going to fill it up with anything helpful. Be gentle. Take it as a sign that you need some time. Time to refresh. Time to be quiet. Time to fill yourself up again.
It becomes so easy to get wrapped up in how difficult this life is for me, for my husband, for my boys. It becomes so easy to get caught up in the financial difficulties, the physical difficulties, the emotional strain. It becomes so easy to forget that my difficulties pale in comparison to the difficulties of my baby girl.