As parents but mothers specifically there seems to be a desire (in many parents)to live for our children
and be so involved they don’t have chances to
live for themselves(note I’m not saying selfish though they may be)
In “Let it Go”
Karen takes us
from micromanaging to mothering
from being over-involved to learning to let go
complete with questions/answers at the end of each chapter “Let it Go” would make a great book club for moms book
Check out Karen’s Website for more great information
now I must confess I am not much of a housewife
I do find myself hovering in other ways
part is due to the kids food allergies and as a parent the fear that accompanies that.
part of it is personality
wanting to be everything to everyone
getting burned out(which is good for no one)
Karen’s book walks you through the ages and stages of letting go.
in her book she quotes Psalm 62(among other bible passages I will end with that passage here:
Song of Trust in God Alone
To the leader: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall never be shaken.
3 How long will you assail a person,
will you batter your victim, all of you,
as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
4 Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.
They take pleasure in falsehood;
they bless with their mouths,
but inwardly they curse.Selah
5 For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.Selah