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Monday, January 25, 2010

Seasons of Motherhood Part 1 and 2

I wasn't feeling so well the past few days so I've been lying around more then I usually do....and it's been a good thing. I think I've just been going too hard, too fast, too much. I'm sure you know nothing of what I'm speaking about, right?? One comment a friend, Sarah made via facebook was this and it really blessed me:

"there's a psalm that says, "in your faithfulness you have afflicted me", which is something that comes to mind each time I catch some nasty S. American bug. Sure it knocks you down, but it also stops you. Stopping and resting are gifts in disguise. Especially for a busy Mama. God's peace be with you and over your home."

My husband has been so kind in helping with the children so I could rest...and rest I have. He's been making them breakfast the past few mornings, bless his heart. Grinding the spelt into flour to make them fresh waffles. He's awesome! He even folded some laundry and put it away and cleaned the kitchen spotlessly last night. Sometimes I wonder if he could keep this house running more smoothly then I do. Seriously, he's very driven and not easily distracted, highly motivated to complete projects. I'm sure he'd have less "things" too, less piles of.....shall we say, crap lying here and there!

But, alas, I am the one who has the honor of staying here with my children, making this house a home and all the while doing the best I can.

So, today I came upon this beautiful teaching by Sally Clarkson called "Seasons of Motherhood" and boy, it was just what this Mother's heart needed. So, all you Mama's out there, if you have time, or shall I say, please make the time to encourage yourself....it's worth your few precious minutes I assure you.

To all the Mothers that take the time to read my ramblings, thank you. I hope you find yourself gaining strength and encouragement for the day, (or hour) ahead. And just like my friend spoke over me, I do the same to you today: "GOD'S PEACE BE WITH YOU AND OVER YOUR HOME." *you'll want to pause the music at the bottom of this page first*



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2 comments:

Mark and Heather said...

okay janelle..you drilled me again! or rather the Lord through you! thanks.

Nichole said...

Your blog is so encouraging and full of wisdom, especially this post on motherhood. Thank you for sharing the videos they were great!