i love this verse. it is in my heart everyday.
in my five years of being a mother, i have witnessed the universal cry of the experience= EXHAUSTION. every mother, everywhere. we are over-worked, over-committed, and at times under appreciated. but what if we were to look at things a different way altogether? we are called to love, and as we know from I cor. 13, it is patient and kind. let what we do be done with the mindset of servitude and love, from discipline to baking, and everything in between.
i often get asked how i carry on about my life the way i do. i'm not sure if it's because i didn't have children until my 30's, or if i've just let a lot of the meaningless things dissolve away, but my days are filled with joy. every morning, i hear them wake up...life! a gift. i don't obsess over the closets that need cleaning or the pictures that need organizing. they will be done eventually. i just choose a few things everyday that i can accomplish and finish them. of course i don't always feel like it, but we cannot live by feelings. we can choose to serve our families in love, and it will bring a blessing beyond all comprehension.
i know i'm blessed and called to be able to stay home with my boys. i know that's not for everyone, but when you are with your kids at night, BE with them. they crave undivided attention, and being on our phones sends a mixed message. (i am speaking to myself as well.)
the days are passing so quickly.