This weekend I came down with a bug. I was “sick as a dog”, as the saying goes. I think I felt the worst I have felt in years minus the surgeries I have had in the past. I was laid up in bed for an ENTIRE day. Luckily my mom lives 30 minutes away and came to watch my three kids and niece while my husband took my son to his football game. My mom soon left and my husband was all alone with our four kids and my niece who lives with us. Lets just say husband had lots of video game time, baby enjoyed lots of walker time, teen loved the cell phone time and the other kids seemed to have enjoyed TV and house disaster time, so it seemed. The house was a doomsday meltdown. Where was my order? Where was my all togetherness? I was too sick to do anything about it. This momma had to lay back down. I was not feeling well to run things back in mommy order. I had to say yes to covers and my comfy bed, something I wasn’t quiet use to. I am MOM, I am Super-mom and Super-mom’s don’t get so sick they can’t get things back in shape. But this time was a time like no other, I had to rest this sickness off the whole day.
The next morning I was feeling semi my self again. Not in a best of shape, but enough to get the 5 loads of laundry done, the dishes washed and put away and the house swept and back in order. As hubby was off to work I and was cooking lunch I had to ask a question I wasn’t sure if wanted to hear the answer to… “So did everyone have fun without mommy yesterday?” My guess was they were gonna fake it and say “yes we missed you” or “we had fun with daddy”, but not at all. To my surprise they all looked at me with this despairing look, as if their favorite pet died. Each of them made their eyes to me in a sombering, lonely, help me kind of look. I had to laugh, it was hilarious. I continued, “Is that a look of you had so much fun you wish I was back in bed or a look of I’m glad to see you?” To my astonishment they were soooooo glad to see me and was back in Super-mom mode. They all were glad things were back in mommy order. We cleaned rooms and did a tidy up in the house and lunch was served as well as dinner on time and might I add they grubbed it. Apparently They were so glad mommy and auntie was back. Who would have thought? Getting the house in order was better than having blown out free day?
It was a warm feeling to know I am wanted and needed. As moms we have to know we are not invincible, we have to take care of ourselves and even if things don’t run as we would hope they would we have to let it go. We have to make sure we take care of ourselves that way we can be at our best to care for everyone else. On another note, we have to also understand that dads will not do things like moms do. Why not? you ask, simply because they are dad and not mom. Dad’s are not build like moms, we are built to nurture and to care for our children and homes. There are things that come natural to moms that don’t come natural to dads and that’s just the way it is. Let dad handle The Fort “somewhat” and everyone will be just fine. Yes the kids may sneak and throw the food back in the pan when he’s not looking, yes the baby may get into things while he’s playing video games with his headphones on, but they will learn. Remember give them the benefit of the doubt and when in more doubt just trust God. Pray and leave everything in God’s hands while you are praying for your healing.
Don’t worry mom we may not be invincible but we do have a God who will always be where we can not. Give your family over to the Lord daily as you pray and spend time with God. Build a relationship with God by having your daily quiet time. Hand your family over to God and the Lord will not let you down. The Lord is our ultimate source. As moms we should get our strength and direction from our Heavenly Father. Pray for God to be your husbands source as well. Your husband is the head of your household and as the head he has a big responsibility. Pray for God to be his first and most important. When mom and dad are both channeled in God’s direction there is no devil in hell that can bring that Fort down. Stand strong moms in prayer and petition for your household.
God’s Truth for Mom:
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this. Proverbs 3:5-12
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:4-9
A Little Whisper to God:
Dear Heavenly Father,
I know that I am not invincible or Super-mom. I cannot do this Mommyhood walk alone, I need you daily. I need you to be Lord over my life. Lord I confess today that I give my full trust over to you. I trust in you with my whole-mommy-heart. Lord help me to seek you daily and continue to trust in you. I give my family over to you 100 percent to do your will everyday in their lives and help me to be the mom and wife you need me to be for them. I pray that you direct me in what you have called each of my family members to do for your kingdom and I pray that will work with you in helping bring out the best in each of them. Thank you Lord for being a personal God, who cares for me and my family every single day. I give you my Mommyhood to do your will so that I can be pleasing to you every step of the way. I pray that my house will be a house that stands on God’s Word with a solid foundation. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.Written by Jessica Taylor. Moms Complete Faith Ministry. The Message Bible. NIV Bible