Saturday, May 7, 2011
Perspective from the Partyin' mama
I am not real sure why Solomon or whomever it would have been, would put verses 10-31 in Proverbs 31, but non the less, they are there. I wonder how many women have set themselves up for destruction because they have tried to be this woman. I am sure it was written by a man. Maybe not because it was his expectations of a woman, but because maybe, just maybe, it was what his mother did. Mothers these days wear lots of hats. Some because they want to, others because they have no choice.
I will have to be honest, I have tried to be this woman to some degree. I can't say that I have bought & sold land though. (I leave all that up to D) It took a while for me to just finally surrender & just let God lead & me follow. It took a while for me to find my niche in being a mother for our boys. You know, what may work for you, doesn't work for me. I know lots of moms who have tried to do it like someone else. " They just seem to have it all together". God created us all differently & not a one of our kids are alike. Not one. Even though these two boys here have the same mama & daddy, same blood, same roots, they are as different as night & day. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
Yes, there are times when I am completely drained. Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, not an ounce left to give to anybody. But that is where my strength has to fall completely on my Jesus. I have to fall on Him & let Him lead me, & guide me even more that usual.
I encourage all of you ladies reading this today, old & young, mothers who have grandchildren, mothers who will enjoy their first ever mothers day, give up on high expectations of everyone else and let God guide you & lead you to be the mother He wants you to be not the mother you want to be. Life is alot easier that way. Not so much pressure. And the next time you want to fuss about laundry, cooking, cleaning, count them as blessings. It just means that God has entrusted alot to you. Entrusted is a big word. It just means He trusted us enough to place His greatest and most prized possessions in our hands.
I know I am and have been found guilty of fussing. Alot. But I am usually quick to remember that if they weren't here, my life would be so boring.
So yes, that pile of clothes, I will gladly wash today. Because I am the mama of the two who put them there. They are my blessings. My boys. The two boys who turned my whole world around. I wouldn't trade them in even on our worst day. They were entrusted to me and I am ever so thankful. I love you both!!!