Don’t Make Me Come Up There!
When I first started birthing babes, I was shocked at how hard it was to juggle everything. I’m not just talking about playdates, housework, and school projects.
I mean literally, juggling a diaper bag, a 100-pound baby carrier–not including a baby whose thighs resemble a small Sumo wrestler–and a purse, all while trying to keep a two year old from scraping gum off the sidewalk.
I’ve always thought that with the title Mother we should grow an extra appendage or two. Because, seriously, an extra arm would come in handy when I’m stirring dinner, loading the dishwasher, calling out multiplication facts, stepping over the mock kitchen my toddler has created underfoot, and paying bills online–simultaneously.
In one day, I accomplish more than some small companies. Heck, I am a small company. I’ve spent a combined total of nearly forty hours in labor delivering more than twenty pounds of human.
When I became a mother, I put on the mom jeans and developed mom genes. I can hear my baby blink in the middle of the night, read my tween’s mind when she’s giving me a dirty look, and unlatch a nursing bra without my hands.
And I’ll be honest, when someone has the nerve to ask me in a questioning tone, “What do you do all day?” I’ve decided this will be my forever answer: “I’m a Mom. What’s your superpower?”
God created mothers to nurture, protect, and love their children unconditionally. He understands that children are their mother’s heart because he designed us that way. When our tanks are empty and exhaustion is our middle name, God is the one who says, “Come to me. I will give you rest.”
Lean on him. It’s in our nature to do it all, but when we can’t go on, he is there to sustain us. He is there in the middle of the night when our kids are sick. He is there when we don’t know how to discipline. He is there when one goes astray.
As much as we love our children, he loves them more. Trust him.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding.
Prayer: Lord, sometimes I feel invincible and sometimes I feel exhausted from trying to do it all myself. Help me trust you with my kids and with my own life. Thank you for making me a mother. Give me strength to accomplish all that you’ve set before me and give me joy in my journey. Amen.Leave a Comment