Friday, August 16, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Small

Photo credit: Rachel Duran

It's easy for a momma to disappear.  Does anybody know underneath 'mom' there is a real person with feelings and hopes and dreams and talents?  And we wonder if we are making a difference.  Because really, all we want to know is that we are significant.  We shrink beneath the piles of laundry and taxi-ing kids to their activities and trying to figure out what's for dinner tonight.  And we feel as if we will never have a clean home and we have to wipe another nose and wash another load of dishes.  And the baby won't stop crying and the toddler throws another tantrum and a teenager breaks your heart.  We trade in our hobbies and exercising and restful nights for parent/teacher meetings and stretch marks and chasing away the boogey man.  And the carpet needs cleaning and the weeds need to be pulled and the car is a mess.  We wake up early and go to bed too late and kiss boos and give baths and say prayers.  We struggle through homework and argue about curfew and discipline even when it's hard.  And we pray.  We are driven to our knees because sometimes we don't know what to do and we feel so small.  We wake up the next day and do it all over again.  We give and we give and we give.  When we feel like we have nothing left - we give some more.

We are mommas.  We pray hard. We work hard.  We love hard.

And that is no small thing.

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  1. no small thing at all - and you are there, bigger than your heart imagines, known and seen and beloved by your Lord

  2. I am visiting from the FMF linkup. Sometimes the tasks of the everyday seem so overwhelming and ordinary..and yet they are not. thank you for the reminder.

  3. Just popping in from the FMF linkup.

    Thanks for your post. Though we moms tend to feel small, when the list is laid out of some of our daily tasks and duties and blessings, it shows that motherhood truly isn't small. Now to remember this each & every day...

  4. Thanks to my FMF friends for poppin' in! I wish there was a 'like' button to respond to your comments!

  5. Beautiful writing, sweet friend. I needed this.


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