Saturday, January 3, 2009

Children, Part 1

I've been reflecting a lot on my role as a mother...every year I go away and evaluate it...pray over it and beg God to help me.  This year I have been moved by the thought of "building a home"...with every little thing, I am building something...

But most of my days look pretty much the same.

I get out of bed each morning so that I could do everything I did the day before. 
I wash the dishes so they can be dirtied again.
Iwash and iron the clothes so they can be worn and wrinkled again
I wipe noses so they can run again. 
I pick up toys so they can be played with again.
I sweep and mop the floor so mud could be tracked on it again.
I cook meals so that I can go to the grocery store again.
I make beds so they can be slept in again.

Some days I wonder: if I do all I do, only to have it undone, am I really doing anything?

I got this and used it to describe my day EXACTLY from a blog entry I read from Carolyn Mahaney.  Then, she encourged me when she spoke from experience and after her girls are grown...

"I realize that all of the mundane, repetitive days were actually full of significant, enduring work. A home was being built. A family was being knit together. Four souls were being shaped for eternity." Carolyn mahaney

So, I am pursing with hope all the days seeking to build my home to glorify God, knit my family together and shape souls for eternity...may you mothers be encouraged as I am...more later...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, how true it is!Nothing is mundane, really, in God's eyes, He sees it all and it all is significat. What you think is insignificant is actually what God is building on.... awesome in retrospect!