When a child gives you a gift……

We all know the feeling…working mamas, stay at home mamas, we are all just mamas in the rat race we call motherhood. In today’s society everything is so rushed. Now..now..NOW! We have this constant pressure to do this and do that. I know in my house, being a home-schooling mama, a business owning mama and a full time firefighting mama can take it’s tole on me and leave me wondering…Am I enough? Did I do enough today? Did I show my husband enough love and affection? Did I support the children in a loving way? Or was I too rushed, to short…just not enough of the good things, that I need to be? There are days where all I want to do is hide in the closet! You all know those days. We ALL have them! Then there are days when I come home after a shift, where I worked a call that resulted in a mother no longer being able to hold her child and I feel selfish for even wanting to hide in the closet. Oh, how I know that mama would give anything to even be in my shoes. Perspective.. Life…it really is about perspective.

Last night after finishing a brutal 48 hour shift at the Fire Department, I rushed to the children’s “Finishing Well” ceremony with Classical Conversations. We celebrated getting through our first year of homeschooling. YAY! We did it.

This morning as I sat in my office balancing the budget for home and business, answering customer service emails, planning dinner and a grocery shopping trip before I go in tonight for another 24 hour shift……I hear this little voice. “Mommy, I made you something…I memorized the verse and made you this..I hope you like it”

1 Corinthians 13;13

So these three things remain Faith, Hope and Love, but the greatest of these is LOVE”

Faith Hope and....

Yes, baby girl…this verse is so true. Thank you for giving your mama a great gift this morning. Thank you for reminding me that in this rat race of motherhood I am not doing it all wrong, all of the time…that sometimes I get it right!

I am thankful I slowed down the rat race this morning and accepted her gift. It is so much more than a Bible verse on a piece of paper. It is a hug and a reminder from my Heavenly Daddy…”everything is gonna be okay and you are doing a good job mama”


I leave you with one of my favorite quotes below…always accept the gifts they give.


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