Tuesday, March 2, 2010

How do you do it?!!

The amount of times I have been asked this question goes way beyond the numbers of the numerical system!  (Okay, maybe it just feels like that!)  Some of my anwers I give are:
  • By the grace of God
  • Lots of time on my knees
  • I am married to the greastest man on earth and my kids have the greastest Dad on earth
  • I am no different than you, just given a different set of circumstances.
  • Do what?  This is my life and I don't know any different!
  • I do it, because I love it!
I will be honest, when the question arises, sometimes I feel attacked and ridiculed because of the tone of voice many people use.  Many think I have lost my mind or look down on me.  But usually I am humbled and amazed that anyone thinks it is noble and not humanly possible to be a mother of many children!  Although I am so imperfect at it, it is just like any other "job".  You learn as you go and have a training process!  However, I am in training everyday and just when I get one thing mastered, another task provides more or new training.  That is when I realize if God has called me to do this, He will supply my needs!

Being a mother is a very beautiful plan of God for women!  Our hearts pour ALL that we have into it because He planted a deep love in us to love our children.  We would die for our children, give our last piece of food to feed them and ourselves go witout, lose sleep over thoughts of our child's well-being, lose sleep when they are sick and even go an entire night holding them just so they know we are there!  It is really an incredible thing!  Selfishness?  Not an option when you are a mom!  Just try to be selfish for a moment!  Your child will quickly remind you that it is not about you!   Motherhood is one of the least appreciated job in the world but God considers it of great importance and He is pleased at those who choose to put their whole being into bringing up little ones for His kingdom.   Jesus once said to His disciples, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all! ~ Mark 9:35 and also in verse 37 He says, "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."   God has actually given mothers the closest example of how Christ loves us!  He has also given us a chance to serve the "least of these" and show the world His love!  That is what it is all about!  

So the question is asked, "How do I do it?"  Just know that I am no different than anybody else!  I just have made the choice to follow Him not matter what!  Easy?  Not always!  Worth it?  Definately!

God, motherhood is so close to your heart!  It requires so much of us that that it hurts sometimes!   But nothing compared to the pain you went through for your children!   Please give me the courage to please you and give all that I have to this next generation so that they may know your love!  Their future depends on it!  Help me to listen and hear your voice and the wisdom and understanding to follow it!  Thank you for allowing me the honor of being called "mommy"!  What a privilege! 

1 comment:

Marmee's Pantry said...

Ditto to all your answers! lol

Blessings from Ohio...KIm<><


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