Because I cannot have coffee with each one of you...

Grab a cup, (or one of those 8-10 glasses of water we're supposed to be drinking!) and know this is what I would say to you if we could hang out today. 
For the Mommies:

Today is Wednesday, the mid point in the week-- because by now, most of us have forgotten... You are so very valuable to your little children. Do you know what a difference for Christ you are making in these little ones? You're not just a band-aid applier and PB&J fixer, you are the one who gets to help them see JESUS on a daily basis!

Some of you got up and put on yoga pants as you prepared for another day of wiping runny noses and navigating a minefield of Cheerios. While others' mornings consisted of slamming coffee, getting the whole family dressed at break-neck speed and seeing to everyone else's needs while you somehow squeezed in a few minutes to get yourself ready for work. (Bonus points if you had time to accessorize.)

We will all spend the day tackling a to-do list. Whether from your kitchen counter or a desk in an office, remember that what you are doing matters. God has given it to you to do, no matter how insignificant the task seems. You will either spend the day looking into little faces while you work or breathing silent prayers that God watch over them and keep them safe and healthy until you see them at the end of the day. 

Whether you will spend the day distributing multiple Sippy cups or sending countless emails, use your tasks as a way to Worship the One who gave you them to do.  Worship Him with your attitude when something unreasonable is asked of you. Worship Him with your mind when explaining how something works to your preschooler. Worship Him with your emotions when your silence is interrupted by children who cat-nap and wake up cranky. Worship Him by being a witness to those you work alongside when they are catty and difficult to deal with.

Don't try to be perfect. Just be a Mommy who loves Jesus. Trust in His Grace every hour, every moment. 

Do it all, (both scrubbing toilets and navigating corporate politics) to the glory of God. 


Alyson and Ian said...

Geez! The Lord is truly using blogs to speak to my heart today! I just finished reading another mommy friend's blog where she spoke about finding peace in our decision to be a stay at home mom, to find the joy in washing laundry, etc. And then I immediately click on your blog and start tearing up as I read! Thanks for the reminder :) Yes...I hear you Lord!! haha!

Rachel said...

i love it. thank you so much for this Providential, sweet encouragement. How can I subscribe to your blog? I am skimming over, not seeing, the subscribe button, sign up, whatever. thanks so much, girl! - R