The sun peeks through my window this early morning. The night sky is dissipating. My youngest daughter, who is merely two weeks old, is lovingly held in my arms. She awoke to satisfy hunger, and now she gradually drifts back to sleep. I smile as I hold her close, listening to the quiet noises she makes. I'm captivated by her delicate features. She is a beautiful gift from God.
Later in the day my two and four-year-old are happily playing outside. They run around finding new discoveries beneath their feet. They slide and swing and laughter fills the air. I smile as I watch them. My girls play as both sisters and friends. I love their spunky attitudes, quiet ways, and sweet affections.
My heart is full.
It's overflowing with joy.
God blessed me with all three of my beautiful girls. I'm undeserving to be their mom, but by the grace of God, I am continually blessed by their lives.
“Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.”
Psalm 127:3, NIV
Have you lingered on the blessings of motherhood lately? The journey is hard (and exhausting), but it is full of good gifts from God. This week, as we enter into the week of Mother's Day, I encourage you to take a moment or two to linger on the blessings of motherhood. Write down all the lovely traits you love about your child (or children) and write down all the good things you love about being a mom. Then, spend some time thanking God for all these blessings.
Lastly, consider joining in the study for the week as we look to Scripture to spur us on in our journey of motherhood. Please click here to download the reading guide. Let's begin by reading Monday's verse.
“As a prisoner for the Lord then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2
As you read this verse, consider the following questions:
What characteristics does this verse call us to display in our lives?
Which particular characteristic is hardest for you?
Think of one way you can display each of these characteristics towards your child (or children) this week.