1. Amelia Vincent says:

    Well said. Thank you for your honesty. It has been 26 years since I had a “threenager,” but I think that is a great term. I always said I thought the threes were harder than the twos, so I called them the “terrifying threes.” When my kids were young, I felt like you do now. If I could go back, I would do the hard thing and engage with my children more.

  2. Wonderful post, Kayse. I get those threenage years, but even in the teenage years and at every stage inbetween and after, motherhood is draining, but so rewarding as well. Leaning in to the Lord and running our race with endurance–that’s what we all need to do in all seasons. You go girl!

  3. I am in and I have 3 daughters still at home in college. They are adults and my roll has changed. We are called to love. Pray and serve.. and God will chase us down when we try and do anything in our own strengrh. Be encouraged. Let us commit to pray for mothers all over this world today to stay in the game; Do the tough thing and stand for truth in love. May we call forth the things qw want to see.. the just shall live bu faith…there is no greater than to know our children walk in truth. So for young moms train And live in His love. Thia is the only way to love them all the time. At my age I must live it from the heart. Jesus came to heal our broken hearts and set the captiv free, luke 4:18. May we be so full of the love of God we are too hot to handle…lol

  4. Kayse, I totally know where you are coming from. Praying we continue to move out of that fog quickly together. I miss my “old self”–a lot. But the Lord is strengthening and and sanctifying us through this thing called motherhood. You are amazing!

  5. I am in, and stand in prayer for you and your children. Motherhood is hard, especially the teen years. Oh, but they can be gloriously beautifully too. I’ve already raised a son and daughter to adulthood and have a teen and preteen that I am raising now. I find it particularly challenging that I work full time. Some days I want to throw in the towel. Hang in there mama! You’re doing a great job!

  6. Yes!
    Very well said! These little people require all that we have, and they don’t care if we don’t have it to give. It’s up to us to find it.

  7. You rock! I know it might sound cheesy, but sometimes it just needs to be said. I love your heart, and I love reading your words. The season you are in is so hard, but just keep leaning in to Jesus. This won’t be the last time you will face hard things, and you are laying a foundation for the future, both for yourself and your kiddos. Praying for you, friend!

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