A couple of weeks ago I spent 4 nights at my parents while my hubby was away. I knew those few days would be challenging because in the end I would be the only go to parent for the boys. I love my boys to pieces but it’s always nice knowing you having daddy around to help out and give mom a break..
Although I was the only parent for those few days I had help on random days from my parents, my sis-in law, her girls and my own sister. I had one day where I just broke down from the stress of the day and from the way my boys were behaving. It kind of reminded me of those overwhelming feelings I went through as a new mom of newborn twins. You ever get those days of feeling overwhelmed?
My sis in law was great and encouraged me with her words and gave me great advice. She even went out that day and bought me some flowers, card, candy and some cute pink earplugs….yes earplugs!
I think some days especially as stay at home mom I fail to remember the significance of the role I have in the lives of my kids. There are many mundane things we do and have to deal with. Yes, many of my days I’m cleaning up the same toys several times a days and I’m cleaning up crumbs, cheerios and other things off the floor. I realize that I just need to remember that whatever I’m doing as a mom it all matters to God. He sees what I do and values that- He values me!
Each new day I am investing in the lives of these kids, and my role as mom has significance even in the tiniest of details matters.
The cool thing is my brother sent me this YouTube video of my favorite christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman to encourage me and remind me of this truth. This song is called “Do Everything” I hope you enjoy it: