Sometimes I feel so alone.
I know that I’m not, but the times (like now) where my chef/husband has been working long hours for many days in a row are so hard for me. I miss him, I’m emotionally drained from taking care of the girls all day long, and I know I’ll wake up tomorrow and it will be the same.
I’m grateful to have this blog as out outlet to share what I’m going through. But sometimes it feels like I’m typing to the air. 🙂 No matter how great technology is, it just can’t replace a real live person.
A few weeks ago, I was leaving church and was stopped by a friend. We talked about the girls for a bit and then she placed her hand on my arm and said, “Jennifer, I want you to know I’ve been praying for you.” She then went on to tell me specifically what she’d been praying for.
She didn’t know what had been going on in our home as a couple, with our children or with my husband’s job. However, the things she had been praying specifically for our family were exactly what we (and I) have been struggling with.
As I start to get frustrated and discouraged, knowing she’s praying for me is such an blessing and encouragement to me. Seeing her smile at me and ask how I was doing this morning brought a smile to my face and made me feel not so alone.
Life’s not always easy, but it’s always easier with people around you who support and encourage you (whether online or in person).
Do you have people in your life like this? People who pray for you and encourage you?
What about encouraging others? (I’m talking to myself here. Feel free to listen in.) When was the last time you told someone specifically how you were praying for them or sent someone an encouraging note or email? (1 Thessalonians 5:11 – “Therefore encourage one another and build up one another . . .”)
From one chef wife to another,