For the new mom, the pregnant mom, the nursing mom, the tired mom… By Kell
Hi dear ones. I had it in my heart to encourage a few of you tonight. The new mom. The pregnant mom. The nursing mom. The tired mom. You are such beautiful givers amongst us this Christmas. Sacrificing body, time, sleep, and self. It’s no easy task you have. In fact some days you might want to throw in the towel, be done, go to sleep, give up, say it’s too much. It IS too much. It is.
You need Jesus.”This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome…” 1 John 5:3 Do not forsake the reading of His Word sisters, it is life and light.
You need your husband. “Has not the Lord made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.” Malachi 2: 15 Make space and time for your affection to grow towards your husband, the Lord does not give this season of life to you for destruction but for growth & unity. Use it as that beloved.
You need the church body. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25 Go to church, go to small group, go to homes of women who love Jesus and have walked this road. Do not walk alone.
Three of my four dress themselves. Brush their teeth. Shower themselves. Put their dishes in the sink. Go potty on their own. Go to school. Two of my four do their own homework. Help with the baby. And laundry. And house cleaning. All four of them play in the back yard happily for long stretches of time. This season you are in, it is not forever. You will not always be the sole provider of nutrition or the only one who can carry a baby for 10 months. One day, they will be taking care of you, helping you with groceries and giving you the best back rubs their little hands can muster. They will be writing you love notes, singing you songs and picking you bouquets of grass. This time, it is sacred, and it is hard. So rest. Cry. Sleep. Snuggle. Read. Cry. Love. Serve. Cry some more. Laugh. Give your life. Press deeply into Jesus. Hold your husband. Share a meal with a friend. It might be just a small moment of time but it is significant and it is hard.
We applaud you, we lift you up, we know the weight you carry and we carry it with you sisters. You are amazing givers, keep on.
Joy in the daily give, Kell