Does anyone else experience this? I’ve been reading a great book about the best decisions a woman can make, and there was basically a whole chapter on guilt and how to discern if it’s from God or the enemy. But because I was up sick all night with the stomach flu (TMI, I know, sorry), here’s my heart today.
Today I feel guilty because:
I was in bed all day because I spent all night running to the bathroom.
My husband had to call in sick to take care of Little Man today, because I couldn’t.
But if I were a “better” mother, I’d have been able to deal, right?
Do any other women out there beg their husbands to stay home once a year when the flu hits?
If I were a “better” mother, I would just power through the sickness, right?
I sent my boys to my parents’ for dinner because the thought of food is nauseating.
We had to decide at 4:30 this morning if Keith would stay home.
Maybe we should have called my mom.
But at 4:30 in the morning?
But I really don’t feel better now, at 5:45 pm… will I feel better tomorrow?
What if I don’t feel better? How will I take care of LM if I can’t barely stand up?
How do single parents do it?
Why didn’t I go take care of my friend Heidi while she was sick?
Other things I have felt guilty about in the past week:
I feed LM lots of frozen veggies and 100% juice-canned fruit
Because fresh veggies & fruits spoil before he eats them
The other night, all he wanted for dinner was crackers
So that’s what he ate. Crackers.
I’ve been letting LM stay up late until his daddy gets home, because I know they miss each other
But it’s wrecking his schedule
Does that really matter at this age?
I want to get rid of our dogs
I’m afraid to fly to vacation in a few weeks
Because I’m afraid people will question that LM is our son
So… there I am. Feeling guilty. Anyone else struggle with mommy guilt?