To ALL the Mommas

Today Liam was SCREAMING and throwing the biggest tantrum of his life because I made him come inside while I fixed lunch. He had no idea that I was literally making him the yummiest gourmet cheese sandwich on specialty sourdough with turkey bacon tucked inside OR that I was going to bring him back outside the MINUTE I was finished. For inconsolable poor Liam—because he didn’t know the future—his life, as he knew it was over. In that moment, God reminded me that His ways are always higher than my ways. That He is good and that He is always aware of what’s coming, what I most need, and what the future holds. He is also infinitely patient with me when I am throwing the biggest temper tantrums of my life.

The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

{Psalm 145:8}

Something the Lord has been impressing on my heart lately in daily moments with my sweet little boy {I mean that sincerely}, is that He wants me to press into the daily moments to find Him. To see His own Father heart for me. To learn more about how He loves me and guides me and cares for me. To surrender control and know that He is ultimately in control. To know that He will never leave me or forsake me. And even to know that when He disciplines me {when the road is hard or takes an unexpected turn} that He does it because He loves me enough to not leave me the same way He found me.

This Mother’s Day I’m thankful that I get to be a mom. That the Lord uses my time as a mom to point me to Him in the ways my soul most deeply needs to know Him or feel Him. Motherhood is such a gift. I never knew if I would be a mom and our road to get here was paved with trial, loss, financial struggle, and many many tears. I rejoice that I get to celebrate Mother’s Day with so many other amazing moms out there. And I weep with many of my mom friends that are not sure if their dreams of motherhood will ever come to fruition. I see you. I hear you. I love you. I pray for you. To my friends that are missing their moms tomorrow—that have a hole in their hearts or an empty seat at the table—I pray that peace that passes understanding would guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

If I could hug you all tomorrow I would. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.

Here’s the one that makes me a Mama:

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2 Replies to “To ALL the Mommas”

  1. I have step-children (I never gave birth to them but they overflow my heart)
    My mother always said to me, “Happy Mother’s Day” ~ then she would proceed to tell me that EVERY woman has mothered something at some point in her life. God wired us that way, and although my step-children didn’t come from my womb, they have a hold of my heart. So, Miss Kate, Happy Mother’s Day from one “mom” to another ❀

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