Hey ladies, if you haven’t seen this video yet, it’s a good one. Every morning, at the start of homeschool, the kids and I have a little devotional. We either read scriptures, watch a scripture or inspirational video, or memorize a scripture. The other day, we watched this one. I had no idea what it was about, but I ended up fighting back tears the whole time. I could totally relate! Sometimes it’s hard to not have much time for yourself. Sometimes it feels like you’re not making progress from day to day. Sometimes you wonder if you’re making any difference at all. Such are the thoughts that seem to come with motherhood.
After we watched the video, or any video, I take the time to discuss it with the kids… what we think about it and what we could learn from it. It was one of those moments, where I felt that the day’s video was actually for me. While I was explaining the meaning to the kids, it felt like I was talking to myself, encouraging myself. I was telling myself that the little things I do matter. The times I serve others and get not much else done, it’s okay. It matters. The world might not applaud me. My kids and husband might not completely understand the patience, organization, hard work, and selflessness that has to be summoned daily. But, God knows the effort I’m putting forth. He knows I will make mistakes. But, he also knows I am driven by love and have every desire to be the best person I can be and raise my children to do the same. He will bless me for it. He will bless my family for it.
It felt good to remind myself of that. It had been a crazy week.
Being a mother is the hardest thing. But, it’s the best. It pushes me to be a better person. I want and need that. I know that actively being a mother, actively being a wife, friend, sister, good neighbor, etc. … those things matter. It has a greater impact than we can know.
Loved this video…
I have a little quote printable for you…
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