Moms, you matter!

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰ Anyway, things are looking up! Today I feel good, maybe not quite as much energy, but good πŸ™‚ And Dale says his ankle is better, but I’m not so sure πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ In the space of a few minutes, the house can look really bad when Mom doesn’t feel good enough to care πŸ™‚IMG_20150221_155837I like pictures with a post, so throwing in a few off my phone πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

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.2015-02-26 08.07.23Jenna 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.20150225_160154Yes, that is my foot on the chair πŸ™‚ I didn’t edit pictures, and I have a sudden love of pictures taken from this angle πŸ˜‰

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.2015-02-26 06.49.28So 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!20150220_172201And 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 πŸ™‚ 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.20150220_173006Also, this post is great encouragement if you want to check it out πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Moms, you matter!

  1. Oh, bless your dear hearts! I am SO sorry to hear of your husband’s troubles and your illness. I do trust God will send healing quickly to both of you. That is so sweet that your children are being so respectful and considerate. What a blessing to have them in our lives! I learned how much comfort you can find in a child when my dear Daddy died when I was 11 1/2 weeks pregnant. It was such a bittersweet time…losing Dad, yet knowing, God was finally sending us a baby after 12 1/2 years of infertility struggles. Knowing I would soon hold our sweet baby in my arms got me through many a sad day, and then after he was born, he has NEVER stopped being such a dear comfort to his Daddy and me. He brings so much hope and joy to our lives every, single day…well, you know what I mean! πŸ™‚ The pictures were just wonderful…yes, my sweet friend, God is with you all the time, and He is watching over you. Your words today were so very encouraging. Much love to you and your family. I am praying for you all.

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