We are in the sandwich generation! You know, the one where you are caring for your children and helping with your parents. It's funny though, because even though some days I am drop dead tired I'll do it again tomorrow if needed!
I wonder if I could actually say we are in the triple sandwich generation, or actually maybe the quadruple sandwich generation.
- Caring for parents
- Raising a toddler
- Parenting teens
- Influencing our young adult college students
No matter where I find myself I must fill my cup because if you are a mom, you are being squooshed one way or another! That can be a scary thing when you aren't sure what will come out during the squooshing process! I grab what I can to fill my cup! Whether it be digging into Scripture, calling out in prayer, reaching for a friend, attending a study to remind me what is important, or just having my husband hold me for awhile. God is good to give me a variety of resources to make me a viable mom!
When the squooshing reveals the unpleasant, that is my cue to dig deep! I won't always respond well but I am thankful God will always be within a moments grasp! No matter what, I will be thankful I am able to be squooshed! To say I have grown up with loving parents and have been blessed with 8 wonderful children, I count it a pleasure to be squooshed!