I came across this today and it hit me square in the gut:
"I felt torn between loving my children and feeling inadequate and frustrated most days.
One day, I sat down in total defeat, a sense of darkness hovering over my soul, and wondering what I was doing wrong, I opened my Bible and read…
“Children are a blessing from God, the fruit of the womb is a reward.”
Slowly over the next days, as this verse began to capture my imagination, I began to ask God to show me my children from his eyes and to help me to know just how I was supposed to mother them."
-Sally Clarkson (you can find the rest of the article here).
There are TOO many days that I am frustrated because everything on my to-do list doesn't get marked off. I am short-tempered with my children and I am selfish with my time.
Starting today I want to spend my time more intentionally...I want to forget about the to-do list and play with my kiddos. I want to listen to them laugh and mentally record it as a memory. I want to read the Bible WITH them and pray about HOW to mother them. So often I just get caught up with life - and forget about living.
This was just such an amazing reminder for me:)