I think that we can all agree that being a mom is such a gift. What a blessing it is to fully appreciate unconditional love, just as the Father has for each of us. However, being a mom is not always a walk in the park. Can I get an amen?
Some days, my boys are so precious with each other. They share, they giggle and make weird jokes that don't make sense. It makes my job easy. Other days, I may as well put on my white and black jersey and gear up for a day of being a full-time referee. The whining, nagging, constant "you're not my friend anymore"...you know, it's sometimes all I can take. Somedays, I just need a mommy time out; a chance to take deep breaths and pray for God to steer my ever sinking ship!
I've always considered myself a patient person until I had kids. I've had plenty of occasions where I literally sit and ponder "who is this person who is so quick to anger and even quicker to speak in an unloving way?" when dealing with a strong-willed toddler. You are not alone my sweet sister, or at least I hope that I'm not. I cannot do it on my own. I need Jesus to sweep in and remind me of that in every moment of the day.
Although I am by no means a "tenure" mom, every season of mom-hood has had its ups and downs. While their little minds are learning how to navigate the world, I'm learning how to flow through some of my own emotions and self issues.
In our devotion next Thursday, we will be touching on motherhood and specifically appreciating our children's personalities and the things they love to do with their moms. It's so important to build up our children because we live in a world that has so much hate and negativity. Some seasons with our children seem to last eternity, some only a few days or weeks, but altogether, the moments are fleeting. Let's make homes our kids want to come home too because life is too short!
I love this little snapshot I found on Pinterest. We need to be reminded of this daily by our Father and in turn, showing our precious babies that these are things they can always remember. Even on the bad days, our love will never stop or end for them.
Come next Thursday and let's encourage each other in our walks with Jesus!