It has been a while since I have seen this time of day...
rather than snore through it, that is.
A thunderstorm woke me and then my restless mind
took over and kept me awake. Potential jobs for the
kids, upcoming surgery, the economy, continuing ed
that needs to be completed, things I need to do for
some clients soon! Just stuff! Busy brain!
I was perusing some blogs and was caught up by
Mishel at Seasons of Life.
She was talking about mothering and ministry.
She forced me to think back to the time our children
were young and how hard it was for me to accept that in
that time being a Mommy was my calling.
Intellectually, I knew that what I was doing was important
but the day to day of changing diapers, cleaning up toys
and cheerios just did not seem life shattering. I yearned
to do something with visible impact.
Oh, if only I could have seen the impact being made right
there in our home. To see how every day our children were
learning to trust, to love, to care for others, to work together,
becoming a family who loves the Lord first.
It is not easy to see when you are
in that stage and everything else seems
more appealing... most days.
You look around and everyone seems to be doing more...at church,
in the community.
Somehow changing that millionth diaper paled in comparison.
I would encourage all mothers of young children that there is not
anything else that God desires from you at this season of your life
than to seek Him for wisdom and to be consistent in the raising of
Keeping your home.
Giving those young children the example of parents who love and
care for each other.
Very important...life changing, really!!!
Take heart, young friends...one day you will find gray hairs
sprouting...your little ones will be teenagers...then you can
worry and fret...lol!
Sorry, that is where I am today...since I am a slow learner I would
welcome encouragement from those who have passed this way...
it would seem our teens need us almost as much as the little guys
did. It is just different.
I have the best kids on the planet.
Now to be the Mom they need...