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    by Susan McGrath

Tired Mom
Date Posted: May 19, 2007

Are you a tired Mom? Do you know a tired Mom? I'll bet you do!

Tired moms will rarely admit they are tired, but even when they do they keep on doing what moms do. They finish the project and pack the lunch and fold the laundry and rinse the dishes and - you get the picture. Tired moms don't necessarily like to be tired, but they just don't know what to give up to be less tired: leading the Scout troop; baking cookies (or at least buying the iced ones from the bakery) for the class bake sale; taking the dog to the vet; meeting old friends for supper (with the entire family); helping direct Vacation Bible School; fixing a bicycle and blowing up the beach toys; helping with homework; or reading a bedtime story.

Tired moms usually do it all because it all matters - to them.

If you know a tired mom, please give her a special gift this Mother's Day. Offer to watch the kids while she reads a book, enjoys a bubble bath or takes a nap - or all three! Buy her a gift certificate to a spa so she can be pampered for a day or provide a back or foot massage yourself.

If you are a tired mom and your family doesn't get you any of the above, take comfort that there is always rest and refreshment in the Lord.

The words of David: "My soul finds rest in God alone." - Psalm 62:1

The words of Christ: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28

Not just physical rest, but emotional and spiritual rest as well. A refreshing promise for tired moms.

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Biography Information:
Susan McGrath is:

a recovering journalist trying to encourage others and glorify God through writing;

living the small-town life with husband Tim and sons Lincoln, 12, and Sawyer, 6;

completing a few put-off writing projects while using chocolate for therapy.
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