Save me, O Lord, in your kindness. But my trust is in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” In your hands is my destiny; rescue me from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors. Responsorial Psalm PS 31:5-6, 14, 15-16
I run a women’s/mom’s group and what many, many moms want is more time. Is it truly more time, because as one mom has said: “But Lord knows if there were more hours in the day those hours would be consumed by work of some sort. Instead of 8 hour work days they would become 12. And for those already doing 12 they would become 16, or 18, or 20. I don’t think more time is a good solution.”
The moms may have jokingly said that they want more time, but clearly it isn’t more hours in a day these moms are craving. Many of the moms are single moms, or moms whose income combined keeps body and soul alive, most do more in a day then there are hours. There are moms who have discerned that what is best for their family is for them to be home, the issue of time, or lack of it, is just as real. These moms homeschool, are volunteering with organizations that help others, or are working from home. I have stood with over busy moms who weep at the thought that now they are moms they have lost their relationship with God.
These moms, we moms, are drowning in busy lives, over commitment, caring for others. One reason the Lord won’t add more time is that He knows we can only use/handle the number of hours He has already created. What the mom’s deeply wish for is for time to relax, renew, rejuvenate.