Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A new day

Is there anything more precious than walking into the rooms of your children just to watch them as they sleep?  That is definitely one of my most favorite parts of parenting.  The rooms are quiet except for sound machines and lullabies.  Sleepy toys are held close.  Covers are wrapped around them.  It is so tender to me.  In those moments, I'm so grateful to God for the gift of their little lives. 

In the midst of busy days, places to be, meals to serve and parenting to do, I sometimes overlook the simplicity of being mommy.  I get overwhelmed.  I get frustrated.  I get disappointed.  I miss the big picture.  As day one of summer break ends, I'm asking God not to let that happen.  I'm asking him to help me cherish the little moments. 

The past 8 days have been hard on these little guys.  Their daddy has been very busy.  They have hardly seen him.  Their mommy has had a high level of stress and anxiety because of a situation that is completely out of our control.  Their vacation was cancelled.  They have been ushered out of rooms where they should not hear certain conversations.  They have worn headphones in order to shield them from overhearing things in a meeting.  They have, in many ways, been on the back burner. 

But, as I snuggled with Micah tonight, I felt sure that God whispered to my soul that these guys are our priority.  They are our biggest responsibility.  They are the first hearts we should shepherd.  They are the first ones who need to feel loved and secure from us.  Then, I came out of his room and saw this on Twitter.



So, I'm going to bed tonight with renewed hope of a new day tomorrow.  The disappointments of this week are done and we can't change that.  But, the fun to be had tomorrow is up to me.  The joy in our house is up to me.  The pictures we paint, the games we play and the snuggles we share...all up to me.  While the situation didn't change and the people who need Dan in this trying time won't be any different tomorrow, the way I face the day will.  I'm excited to see how God will use me in the lives of my little boys tomorrow.  After all, they are my most important mission field.    

1 comment:

Aja said...

I love your spirit and words in this post!

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