Many days being a mommy can feel unproductive. At the end of the day you feel like a failure and you haven’t gotten anything done. You ask yourself what have I gotten done today? I will tell you PLENTY I’ve been there and we need to really put things in perspective. If mommies were to make a list here are some of the things they would see.
- You have found their lost shoes over and over and over again
- You wiped bottoms and runny noses
- You tied their shoes
- You fixed numerous snacks and meals for them
- You answered their inquisitive questions for the 100th time
- You held and comforted them
- You broke up sibling rivalry and took time to train them how to handle conflict
- You hugged your child
- You changed diapers again and again and again…
- You read the Bible to them and taught them how to apply scripture lessons to everyday life
- Last but not least you prayed for them and with them
- You read books to them…some for the 50th time (well it sure seemed like it )
In memory of that I am giving away one of many of my children’s favorite books, The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. It is a precious book with a theme of sharing. Random drawing will end on Thursday, July 30th. It is the hardback not the board book. Enter the giveaway at the end of this post!
You need to look at your role from an eternal perspective not a worldly one. You are training the hearts and minds of your children for eternity. Everything the world has to offer will not get them through the trials of life. It is the Lord alone that will do that. Everything else will fade away. It is the God of hope who will be your rock and theirs. Those days when it is hard and you shed tears realize you are doing this for the Lord.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Col. 3:17 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Gal. 6:9
Time is fleeting. Enjoy each day in the light of eternity. They grow up so quickly. I would love to hear those precious voices say to me once more:
- “Mommy push me on the swing.”
- “Mommy tie my shoes.”
- “Mommy I need to be wiped.”
- “Mommy read me this story again.”
- “Mommy I can’t find my shoes.”
- “Mommy hold me.”
- “Mommy what’s for dinner?”
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Giveaway ends Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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