Dear Moms of Little Ones,
This letter is for you,
the one who seldom gets to sleep through the night
stylishly wears spit-up stains,
talks about poop in normal conversations and how the potty training is going,
don't know when the last time you took a shower was,
you can quote the bedtime books cover to cover,
you spell out words all the time (even when your kids aren't there!)
everything is peaceful, but when you get on the phone it suddenly sounds like a tribe of savages in the background,
you no longer answer to your real name,
you're so used to noise that silence becomes uncomfortable or suspicious,
you've been washing the same load of laundry for three days, because you keep forgetting to hang them up to dry,
who gets to have sticky jelly in her hair the rest of the day due to a precious hug and kiss after snack-time,
who finds an old sippy cup in the car and dreads opening it, having no idea what nasty contents it may hold,
you tell your guests repeatedly "sorry about the mess" while scooting laundry, legos, crayons, and rubber duckies over so that you both can have a seat on the couch,
you who no longer gets to eat meals uninterrupted, without getting up, cleaning up a spill, or maybe never even finishes after sharing your food with little mouths (therefore you may hide and eat snacks in the corner during the kiddos nap time!)
kisses boo-boo's and wipes away tears
who can never make that difficult decision between cleaning or napping when the babies fall asleep
you have the ability to hear a cough through three doors away,
Does any of this sound familiar? :-)
Cherish those little ones. Be thankful for all the small things. Give that snuggly, giggling, drooler another big hug. If you're exhausted and don't think anyone understands, remember God gave your children to you for a reason. You're making a difference, raising and shaping the heart of your little ones. You've got a very important role and you are doing an AMAZING job!
Happy Mother's Day (everyday)!
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." -Isaiah 40:31
Know that you are loved!
"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." - John 3:16
"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed; for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
- Isaiah 41:10
You can do this!
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." -Philipians 4:13