Well, today is the last day of kindergarten for my boys. I cried on the first day, and I have cried on the last day. Such a mixed bag of emotions come with being a mom! On one hand, I am so stinking proud of them I can hardly stand it. Then, I feel so overwhelmed with emotion because my tiny three pound babies are not babies anymore. I am excited to see what wonderful little gentlemen they are becoming, but then I miss rocking those tiny babies snuggled on my chest.
I wish I could slow this down for you are growing way too fast!
So, I will try with all my might to create sweet memories that will last.
Watching you experience “firsts” and learning so many new things,
Is at times for me bittersweet ~ for I know you are growing your wings.
I am thankful God chose me to nurture two shining stars.
I will treasure every moment, as I watch you be the miracles you are.
©2017 Christy Moss
God has given us such a magnificent job to do, but there are times I feel ill equipped and overwhelmed on this roller coaster ride. During those times, it is imperative I stop and sit at Jesus’ feet, if only for a moment. It is then, I must remind myself to be a Mary and not a Martha.
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Luke 10:38-42 (NIV)
This helps me concentrate on Jesus first, and remember I am never alone or without help on this journey. In everything we face as mothers, God’s grace is sufficient for us. It is in Him we find our peace. It is in Him we find our strength.
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
II Corinthians 12:9