Thursday, April 8, 2010


Journal for Christa—

I’m friends with a lot of young moms on facebook—single moms, married moms, working moms, stay-at-home moms. But one thing I’ve noticed is that for the most part young moms are enjoying motherhood. I find a lot of pleasure in their joy of their children and the care and seriousness with which they approach their role as mother.

Being a mom isn’t always easy. Just watching Callie for 20 minutes on Skype can make me tired the rest of the day. Callie plays hard, imagines hard, and bosses Elliott a lot. She’s a happy little whirlwind everywhere she goes. Children make you laugh, make worry, and make you grateful they are in your world. They also make you tired.

But, God knew what He was doing when He gave us children. Nothing else quite takes us beyond ourselves and teaches us to be unselfish. Nothing else helps us to just persevere when we must, because we simply must.

For moms there are easy days and frustrating days, but remember that each day is a good day. Some would tell us that “mommying” is insignificant, and other activities are more rewarding or beneficial. Those are lies, and the moms I read on facebook illustrate to me that they know what is true. 

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