Thirza - posted on 01/22/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am living in Central Asia with my husband where I am the leader of a pioneering project among street children, imprisoned youth, child prostitutes and in anti-trafficking. My husband is still learning the local language, but because I lived here for three years as a single, I already pretty much know the ropes and the language. However, I am now also a mom of a two-year-old and a five-month-old and am having a really hard time managing it all. As you all know, being a mom of two little ones is pretty much a full-time job, especially considering that everything takes longer here (shopping, cooking, etc.). But the project also makes some pretty high demands on me and every day I'm struggling with frustration about how little I get done. I'm just not sure how to handle these two huge responsibilities in the long-run. Does anyone have any advice? How can I survive such a demanding ministry as well as being a good mom and investing into my kids' lives, which is very important to me? I hope someone has some good ideas...