Tuesday, October 2, 2007

To The Mothers of Young Children I Know

I was listening to my favorite Gospel singer today, Hilary Weeks. She sings a song called Who You Are. I love it. It makes me think of Sarah, Erin & Stacy. And Jerolyn. And Kristie. & Leah. And Kourtney. And so many others I know and love. It's tough being a mother of young children. People glibly say "it's the hardest job in the world". But, it REALLY is. And, thanks to my kids & their spouses, I have some of the GREATEST grandkids in the entire world. I know great things are in store for them. Here's what is hoped to be an encouraging word to all of you, compliments of Hilary Weeks. :)

I know you wonder if you'll ever have a day when the kids stay calm, the laundry's done and the dishes are put away, and sometimes you feel like your days are spent and gone and the question running through your mind is,"what have I gotten done"? And when you finally have a moment to slow down, at the end of your day, I know Father would say:

Believe in what you're doing. Believe in who you are. Hold tight to the truth that you're a
daughter of God. Believe in who you're becoming. Believe in who you are.

It may seem simple, all the little things you do. But the lives you touch matter so much and there's no one else like you. And Father needs you to stand tall and faithful; to be all you can be. Oh, if you could see what He sees, you'd

Believe in what you're doing. Believe in who you are. Hold tight to the truth that you're a
daughter of God. Belive in who you're becoming. Believe in who you are.

When it's hard to belive in yourself and you feel like you're beginning to doubt, remember:

He believes in what you're doing. He believes in who you are. Don't lose sight of the truth that you're a daughter of God, that He belives in who you're becoming, He believes in who you are!

As hard as some days are, that's how great other days with small children can be. And, like Kenny Chesney sings, "Don't Blink". Time flies too quickly, it seems especially the older I get it seems so.

Go Moms!

6 comments:

Stac said...

Thank you.

Jerolyn said...

Thank you very much!

Molly said...

What a great song!

barlows said...

Love that one.

Kourtney said...

Thanks! I think all the husbands need to read this!

Leah and Dustin said...

Thanks for the shout out! You're right, it is a very hard job and it's always nice to be recognized.Thanks again.