Mother’s Day came and went, but your 24/7 job is not over, is it? Motherhood brings great blessings and many joys, but it’s also the hardest job under the sun. You mothers out there may not feel remarkable or amazing, but you are. Anyone who keeps going 365 days a year at the same job, with no instruction manual and no salary, is just plain amazing! This is for you, mama, if you’re already weary at the start of another week.
- Maybe you’re tired of tripping over the guinea pig cage or the nerf blaster left in the hall when you walk to the kitchen at 6:30 every morning.
- Maybe you’ve run out of gas after the 478th carpool run. (And I’m not talking about the gas in your car.)
- Maybe you’re afraid you might just scream if someone asks you one more time, “What’s for dinner?” or “Mom, have you seen my white shirt?”
You may not feel remarkable or amazing, but you are.
You may not see any fireworks going off to celebrate your work serving your family, but your Heavenly Father applauds you. He’s cheering you on as you keep running the race set before you. He’s cheering you on as you run through the routine of dinner, baths, and bed time. Then there’s wake up, and do it all again. And that’ll be three meals on the table, please ma’am.
You may think no one notices all your hard work, but God sees it.
You may not feel like a particularly kind or loving mother, but God sees your heart, and He knows that no one would do the job you’re doing if they didn’t have a love a strong as steel in their hearts.
- Love is what makes you do one more load of laundry.
- Love is what makes you read one more story to your toddler or have one more late night talk with your teen.
- Love is what makes you take a sick kid to the emergency room in the middle of the night.
- Love is what makes you hold your tongue when that same kid blows up at you and says, “You don’t understand!”
So if you’re already weary even though it’s only Monday, hang in there and hang on to God’s grace. His grace is all you need to make it through this day. You’re more amazing than you know. And the work you’re doing, by God’s grace, is going to bear more fruit than you know.
What do you like most about being a mother? What do you think is the hardest part of motherhood?