There’s a sad momma goat in the barn. She’s got something wrong with her – who knows what? – and she doesn’t want to deal with her babies. Twins, a little boy and a little girl, and they are being neglected.

They snuggle against her, but she has no energy for them. They butt their heads against her, wanting her to stand up and take care of them. Feed them. Listless and droopy, she struggles up and lets them drink a bit, but it’s not enough. It hurts, watching them.

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The boys are nursemaiding them, poor babies, and it’s a lot of work doing the job the momma is supposed to be doing, wants to be doing, but can’t. It’s not ideal, this substitution, but everyone is doing his best to make it work.

I don’t have to think too deeply or look too far to see it.

If you are a mom, you know what I mean.

I’ve been hearing from some of you and I want you to know you aren’t alone. It can be very hard but you don’t have to be ashamed. We have all struggled. Life is not all pinterest perfect or instagram sweet. Not always.

If you are a struggling mom today, take a breath, pick up the phone, and ask for help.

If you are a struggling mom today, I’m praying for you.

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