Wednesday, August 24, 2016

On Being a Mom

So, yesterday was the first day of classes for my college bowie, and today...I sent the first care package of treats.

Spoiling him?


But Moms, listen. Learn from me, because I've made a ton of parenting mistakes over the years.

What you've been called by God to do as a it well.

Whether you want to, or not; whether you feel like it, or not; whether they deserve it, or not; whether they appreciate it, or not.

"And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:17

We cannot base our actions (or our REactions) on what our kids do or say...because our kids? They will rarely deserve the lengths we go to for them. Just like we will never deserve the lengths God went to for us. 

"But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." Romans 5:8

Our kids have no idea of the sacrifices we make for them, in order to better and enhance their lives. Honestly, how could they? They don't know how many sleepless nights we've spent storming the gates of Heaven on their behalf. They would never understand it anyway...because they don't know love like that yet. They don't know how much you are missing much you are longing for them to share even a little bit of this exciting time with you.

Some of y'all are waiting to hear from your kids, and it's been several days. Or a week. And it's ODD, because you thought you were so close. If they use social media, you've likely seen pictures of them having a big, ol' OBVIOUSLY they are alive, right? I mean, how hard is it to call? Or text? Is that really too much to ask?

It's like they don't miss you at all.

Hey...I've been there, at one time or another, with every one of my kids, and they are all great kids. I know how it is when you feel frustrated, disregarded, unnecessary, pushed-aside, and unappreciated; when the LAST THING you want to do is pour more of yourself into them right now...because they obviously don't appreciate it.

Hear me: DO IT ANYWAY.

Give. Love. Bake. Hug. Call. Serve. Pray.

"...whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me.’" Matthew 25:40

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