“Just keep on keeping on, as the saying goes, and God will be with you,” wrote my mom in an encouraging email this morning.
Today marks week five since Amelia’s birth. Every morning feels a little different , some easier, some harder and no matter what, each day full of serving the needs of three little people.
“Mama, I want juice!”
Me: “Ask nicely please!”
“Mama, can I have some juice please!”
“Mama, I’m hungry! I want to do school! (he seriously asks this all the time:), I want to go to the playground, I want couthins, I want shows!” And the list goes on and on.
“Juice, juice! Hungy, hungy! Cerol! Nanna! Apple! Snack! Side (outside)!” Basically any need food related comes forth from Ellie’s mouth most of the day as this girl has a love affair with anything edible!:)
“Waaaaaaaaa!” Translation: “I want milk and I want it now!:)”
Just keep on keeping on. Doing what? What am I possibly accomplishing here in the greater scheme of things? What is getting constantly fulfilling needs, trying to keep on top of the laundry piles, picking up constant messes, applying discipline even when it seems fruitless, etc really all about? All I can conclude is it is simply about how readily and joyfully I serve and just learning to serve, serve and serve some more. I am a servant and my master is the King of the universe. He is not going to lord it over me like a cruel task master but he has given me much (a gentle, loving husband who treats me like a queen and three beautiful, healthy children…how much more could I want:) and I need to show him gratitude and honor by doing the best in this house. And when I willingly serve my children, I serve Him! If I dishonor my calling, I dishonor Him.
Just keep on keeping on. Fellow moms, we’re accomplishing a lot! Never doubt it for a second but, if you do, just write about the importance of your calling before God and you will immediately be encouraged!