Have you ever just had a day where you were ready to shout, "Do over!" by 9am?
You and the kids overslept.
The laundry never got moved from the washer to dryer and it's still wet.
Breakfast was throwing granola bars at the kids as they ran for the bus.
The kid's dad called and was upset about something, but you didn't have time to figure out why.
Messy bun on top of your head because you didn't have time to style it.
Running late for work and the gas tank is empty.
And just when you thought things couldn't get worse, you walk into the office bathroom and look up…and you forgot to put on your make-up!
"Hope this wasn't the day I was supposed to meet Prince Charming, because he'd turn around and never look back!"
We've all had day's like that. Days that things just didn't go according to our well-made plans.
But, you know what? It's OK. Go ahead. Look in that mirror, Momma. Take a deep breath or two. And just say it, out loud, "It's going to be OK."
There are times we must stop and remind ourselves just who we are; imperfect moms who have a perfect Heavenly Father! Psalm 46:10 tells us to "Be still and know that I am God." Those are God's words, written just for us. I have to believe that God looked across the expanse of time, and saw those messy-hair-bun days. He knew that we would need to be reminded that He's got us!
Lately, I've had quite a few of those messy-hair-bun days. Want to know what's funny to me? Those are the days I get the most compliments! "I love your hair today! It looks great!" Wait! What? I'm ready to throw in the towel, and you're telling me I look good? My hair is up because I just couldn't handle one more thing today! And you think I've got it all together! How does that even happen?
Because the God of the universe, cares about those messy-bun-hair days. He sees it all. He knows about the teenager that rolled his eyes all morning. He knows about the 3rd grader, crying over a spelling test he failed. He knows the extra bills that came in the mail. He knows that some days, getting out of bed and facing the world, takes every ounce of strength that's in you.
And, He looks at us and smiles.
"It's OK, daughter! Just take a deep breath. Allow me to quiet you. I'm working in these situations. Just do what you have to do. Do the best you can. I've got you. I've got your kids. Just wrap that hair in a messy bun and go out into your day! It's all going to be OK!"
Momma's, you're doing great! Even when it doesn't seem like it. Even when you forget to thaw out the meat for dinner. Even when you forgot to bring umbrellas to the soccer game on a rainy day. Even when… just fill in the blank. We've all had those days.
And, on those days, your super-power is pulling that hair back into a messy bun and doing life with your kids! Because you know, everything is going to be just fine!
By Gwendolyn Irene
Daring Adventures of Single Parenthood, A Devotional. https://www.gwendolynirene.com/books/