I hope your week is going better than mine. I’m sure some of you are having a much worse week, and probably some of you a better week 🙂
Our week began with Dale spraining his ankle. So I knew I would need to help out a bit more in the barn. Mon. during the night, I didn’t feel quite right, and Tues. morning I pushed my way through milking, feeling nauseated and having stomach ache. It progressed to feeling worse during the day Tuesday 😦 So now hubby and I were down for the count . It’s good we have good help around here 😉 Anyway, things are looking up! Today I feel good, maybe not quite as much energy, but good 🙂 And Dale says his ankle is better, but I’m not so sure 🙂 It looks pretty nasty.
It was while I was sick, that the thought came to me how important we moms are. Yes, our families can function without us, but it isn’t always pretty 🙂 In the space of a few minutes, the house can look really bad when Mom doesn’t feel good enough to care 🙂I like pictures with a post, so throwing in a few off my phone 😉
Getting off track here, but right now my 3 yr. old is singing “Do Lord, O Do Lord, O Do Remember me”, and I just think it’s the sweetest thing when she sings 🙂
I think that sometimes as mothers we can feel overworked and under appreciated. I know I do. But being sick for a day put some things into perspective. I realized how much they do appreciate me. They were always saying to each other, “Be quiet! Mom doesn’t feel good.” And doing things like cleaning up, putting dishes away, folding wash, etc. to help out.
I think the very simple things we do for them are appreciated, even though they may forget to thank us. Yesterday, strawberries were on sale at the store, so I bought 2 boxes.Jenna had a grin from ear to ear, Tristan shoveled them in his mouth like they were ready to leave his bowl, and Kirsten lit up when she saw them. Something so simple, and they were happy.Yes, that is my foot on the chair 🙂 I didn’t edit pictures, and I have a sudden love of pictures taken from this angle 😉
We are serving our families. It’s what God has called us to do. It is not always easy. In fact, some days feel very hard. But it is in these things we do, that our love for them shows.So today, if you mothers out there are struggling along in your day, remember you are showing God’s love to your families. If that wash pile looks overwhelming, that sink too full of dishes, that child too stubborn and full of way too much energy, that floor too dirty, take heart! The little things you do matter!And if you’re a mother that can’t take care of your family the way you want to, whether you have the flu, are handicapped, or whatever the reason may be, God sees you where you are. He cares about your feelings. And you are still your children’s mother. If you can’t do the basic things, you can pray for your family. Maybe read a book, or provide a snuggle.
Some days our giving tank can just run dry 🙂 But all it takes to brighten the day, is a smile or hug from those dear little souls that God gifted to us.
And to end this post, a sunset picture from the other night. It’s when I see a sky like that, that I see the love of our Creator. A reminder that He is there. We just need to take the time to see it.Also, this post is great encouragement if you want to check it out 🙂