Sometimes I need to step back and look at life. I have to pull off the blinders of a busy life and re-evaluate the important. I have to let go of self — and embrace the beauty in the gift of being mom. It’s not glamorous. Yet, in the same breath — it’s beautiful.
My children, all seven of them, are gifts to me. Right now, my job, my role is to be their mom. Full-heart. So today, I plan to rake leaves for them to jump in. I’ll cook and clean and fold laundry and play and laugh. Without resentment or bitterness — you know, the kind that thinks about how I just folded laundry or cleaned that room or washed that floor. All of the duties and chore could rob me from the joy of being mom. And, often, I allow myself to be overwhelmed in the daily and forget the big picture.
I lose sight of this temporary time. This gift of childhood. This time where they will rest in my arms.
Look at my Caleb’s baby blues. He didn’t care about his surroundings then — he wanted my arms.
Oh, my — how could I forget? Or want to rush through days?
I need to remember.
I am blessed to be mom.
Your “about me” over there is amazing. AMAZING. I really want to know more about your life! Have you written a post about you?! I want to know the stories behind 7 kids and your sweet hubby. Y’all are such an inspiration to me…definitely look up to you! Happy weekend!
Beautifully written, Rachel. Thanks for the reminder.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Perfect. Convicting. Much needed reminder. Thank you.
Right on the money Rachel!
Soak it up….I am too!
And YOU are a blessing. Such a blessing to your husband & kids. To those around you. And to us bloggers.
Praying for you!
Oh… so what all mothers deal with…and then the first graduates and gets married and you wonder where time has gone.
Enjoy!!! Hold each moment…they go by too fast.
I think that is why I cherish my four year old so much, because now I know how fast time flew by!!!
I can also say that as I look back I am glad I enjoyed, and that I had them with me sooooooooooooo much!
Thank-you for this sweet beautiful reminder!! What precious days of being a mommy!
Beautiful. I am in the same place right now. The busy-ness of life, got in the way of the joy of the gift of being mom.
I am finding that joy again, and I believe we are all happier. 😉
I am so glad I came across your post today. I am having one of ‘those days’ where I need to be reminded of just what is important. Thanks for your beautiful words that allowed me to re-think how I act today 🙂
wonderful reminder! thank you 🙂