One September Day

Monday, May 10, 2010

Will they ever grow?

It has been one of those Mondays..  I, myself, was praying about the struggles and victories in life, and find myself surrounded by many other moms who share the same prayers.

The children and I planted some seeds a few weeks ago.  The whole "adventure" was very exciting for them. 
Every morning.. all day, I would find them perched over the seeds to see if they had sprouted.
Water, sun, and much love, I told my children.. and their seeds would soon grow..
Every day... they asked me...
"Will they ever grow?

Moms feel this way don't they..
Every day, we wonder, will this be the way it is forever?

Moms get lonely.  Moms get discouraged, and moms are too hard on themselves.
Remedy,,, It is probably like the Water, sun and much love..

It seems simple, but it is really more complex than that, isn't it!
Just as it looks easy for that little seed to sprout,, God has an intricate plan and hand in the growth and development of each seed.

When other mom's hurt.. I hurt.  Hurt - Sad, lonely, discouraged, hopeless, and resigned to failure.

Can you share in this also?

I told a friend earlier that family life is like a Teeter- Totter...The LORD is the crux in the middle that keeps the balance on each side..
and like a teeter - totter, if a child suddenly gets off of one side of the teeter-totter, then it is way off balance, and someone on the other side falls off and gets hurt.

Family life ( Motherhood ) can only stay balanced with the Lord in the middle, and with PRIORITIES on each side, and when those are off balance in life, then someone gets "hurt."

Feel this way?

Priorities for the married mom, should look like this:
1.)Relationship with the Lord

Sometimes moms put their children first before the first two, and all too often, this becomes a life habit without even realizing that it has happend.
Children need to see and know that Mom and Dad love each other FIRST and MORE than them.
Sound crazy ?  It is Biblical.  It takes effort, but it is sooo rewarding.

Will life ever change from the monotony of every day life for the mom that has lost her JOY in every day?
Priorotize and find the teeter - totter of life to be more balanced 1st.

Tomorrow, I will post some ideas to make your spouse your #1 priority..

Hang in there moms - there is hope for the High- Calling of Motherhood and the waves of discouragement that comes your way.

See you tomorrow,, and bring your ideas to share!



  • At May 10, 2010 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Jenilee said...

    I've been there. will they ever grow? it doesn't happen as much any more as the girls get a little older and more independant... now I find myself saying, "Ah! they are growing!" Great post and a great encouragement. can't wait to read the next posts!

  • At May 11, 2010 at 12:47 AM , Blogger croleyc69 said...

    What a great post and so very true. Thanx for sharing this.


  • At May 17, 2010 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

    So important to remember those priorities...I am getting reminders from the Lord often about that! It's an area I unfortunately struggle with sometimes.

    Thanks for the reminder...

  • At July 1, 2010 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Dan and Alenna said...

    I read the description lately, "the sweet beat of life that beats us down" and I have to say that that's how it can be... especially with little ones. Thank you for the encouragement to prioritize!


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