Ever have one of those days that you cherish being a momma? That everything you say seems to be just what they need to hear? When you are teaching a subject that they have been struggling and then the “light’ turns on and they finally overcome their obstacle? All seems right with the world and all is well! You feel like you can conquer anything!
Then, you wake up the next morning and it seems all the world gets turned topsy-turvy. Someone is sick and tired and doesn’t care to get a long with his sibling. They seem to just want to knit pick and drive you up the wall! You wonder what happened and even threat to send them back to bed to get up and start over :)
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. 2001 (Ps 127:3–5). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
We have all read this passage and had it read to us many times in parenting classes. But it is a good reminder, a Word of today that we remember how precious our babies are. How priceless the time we are given with them. Even on the days that we are reading to throw in the towel, remember that they are gifts from the Father. Given to us as a charge to raise them up to be all they can be for the Lord. To find the purpose He has for them, the gifts He is already ingrained in them, our job as mothers, is to find that niche, that particular bent that each one of us has, and stir them towards that.
We all have had to deal with bad days, and even days that turn into weeks and months. As they grow, their problems seem to double but it is our place to pray and shed our tears in prayer and share our gratitude on our knees. We must be Mothers of Prayer! We must be Mommas who are approachable and willing to hear every problem even if we think they are silly. We must realize that these years pass so fast! We blink and they are no longer in diapers and we are checking out prom dresses!
They are our treasure. Given straight from the Father in Heaven.
what are you teaching your children today that will be heard in generations to come?