Dear weary mom,
I saw you this morning.
I saw you as you hit the snooze button again, even though you’re trying to get up earlier to spend time with me.
I saw you head to the kitchen still in your rumpled pajamas you’ve worn all week.
I saw you with your hair pulled up in a messy ponytail. Again.
I saw you as your toddler pulled on your legs and said “mommy, mommy, mommmy” over and over.
I saw you as your child dawdled around getting ready for school and you yelled at her to hurry up.
I saw you as you then were frustrated with yourself with your own impatience.
I saw you trying to do things better than you did them yesterday.
And I know you. I am your Creator and you are my masterpiece, my work of art.
I know you want to be a better mom for your kids.
I know you want to get up earlier to spend some time in my Word.
I know you want to make sure you’re guiding your children’s hearts toward me.
I know you feel inadequate in all these things, usually daily.
Today, remember the gifts I give you to encourage you on this journey called motherhood.
I give you grace in the difficult moments.
I give you new mercies every morning.
I give you friends and family for support.
I give you my Word for direction.
I give you my Spirit for comfort and guidance.
You are seen, known, and cherished.
As you parent the sweet children I have given you, live out these truths in your life.
Embrace who you are and whose you are and rise to the challenges presented to you through MY strength, not your own.
I am with you.
Beautiful! God does see all this and still loves us to the moon and back. Hugs my friend!
Kayla Nelson says
This brought tears to my eyes, what a sweet reminder. Thank you for sharing. <3
Love this. I have been getting up at 5 for years but I still rush and get irritated at myself. It’s never enough time
LeeAnn G. Taylor says
Sometimes it’s hard to remember to be gentle with ourselves and appreciate the time we do have instead of getting frustrated at what we’re unable to accomplish.
Sarah Fenner says
“Same pjs all week and hair up in a pony again?” How do you know my life?! I loved this!
LeeAnn Taylor says
So glad it was a blessing to you. I needed to re-read this tonight too…now that we have 3 kiddos under 8 with TWINS on the way! 🙂