Dear Weary Mom,
The work you do day after day, from early morning hours to late at night – do you see it as Kingdom work? In the middle of the piles of laundry, the never ending dirty dishes in the sink, the scramble to find the right shoes/swimsuit/backpack/stuff animal before leaving the house – do you see that you are a modern Proverbs 31 woman?
I see it. I see the legacy you are leaving your children as you ignore your personal desire for a clean living room to allow the giant fort to be built. I see the way you work, strive, pour into and fight for you family so that they don’t need to worry about anything. You are the prayer warrior, preacher, teacher, and fearless leader.
This week, I pray that you would see the work you do for what it truly is – that you would be blessed with a glimpse of the greatness of this next generation that you’re raising. This week, when it all feels like it’s going to fall apart, when you’re being hard on yourself because you’re not “her” and your kids don’t have “that,” I pray that you would be gentle with yourself. This week, when you feel like you’re the only mama who struggles, who feels so weary and worn out, I pray that you would be encouraged in sweet, small ways that remind you that God cares and knows your heart.
Keep going, mama. You are loved.