I’ve really been struggling with cherishing my children. Three under three has been a lot more difficult than I expected. Especially with two as toddlers.
Frustration and impatience come a little too easy these days. It seems like I never have enough time to keep up with the house, let alone enough time for me. And let’s not even go into the power struggles and intense sibling squabbles.
I know our Just For Mom series has been focusing on taking time for you as a mom. But I think I am going to add this tip as well to the series. Because taking a step back from all the homemaking and taking time to really love on your children, is something that will revive and benefit you as well!
This article over at Raising Homemakers really convicted and inspired me today to forget about my mess of a house and rather focus on truly cherishing my children. The first few sentences captured how I felt exactly this morning…
So many days, I get overwhelmed by the mundane trivialities of life. Another meal to serve, another page of math to check, another load of laundry to wash, another diaper to change, another fight to break up. Particularly for those of us with young children, days can run into each other and tasks can feel endless.
But then this mom goes into a heartbreaking story of why every moment matters when you are a mom. And she ends with these words…
Each day is an opportunity to love them. To teach. To train. To set an example of following Jesus wholeheartedly. To share the Gospel. To pray with and for them. To kiss them. To enjoy them. A day to cherish and to use to the fullest.
Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing your wise words with us other weary moms. Even though I didn’t know it, I desperately needed to hear this today!
I hope these words will continue to encourage other moms out there as well.
To stop amidst the busyness of life and scoop your child into a loving embrace. And whisper “I love you.”
To smile at their quirkiness, those things that sometimes bug you, and be thankful for this time with them.
I promise that by taking time to delight in your child, you as a mother will also be lifted up.Click the button above to view more articles in the “Just For Mom” series!