What a lovely gift it is to be a mother. Yet, it is so tempting at times to just get overwhelmed and miss out on the joys of it. Overwhelmed by tasks, decisions, and situations. Just a few minutes ago I was holding my precious baby girl. She was sound asleep, comfortable in her mother’s arms. It was a peaceful moment but, I was tempted to just dwell on things outside my control. Outside of mine, but never outside of God’s. I was borrowing trouble and ruining the moment.
How easy it is to not notice the little moments. Yet, these are the moments in which we live. We do not have minutes, hours, days, or years at once. We have moments. It’s in these moments we live for God and impact lives. Sometimes it is so easy to look far and wide and not see what is right in front of us.
Today I share with you some lovely mommy moments and challenge you to purposefully remember to take advantage of little moments.
Holding a tiny baby girl as she peacefully breathes in and out, comfortably asleep.
Comforting a scared boy and praying with him, thanking God that He is always near. I asked him if he would like to pray and thank God and he said yes. While he did not say the words his little head, buried in my arm nodded yes the whole time as I said the simple prayer. I was personally comforted, that Yes, God is always there.
Seeing my baby girl “meet” her first doll. I thought Natalia was too young for a doll, but she coos and talks to it for a good thirty seconds before gnawing on it’s head and she gets VERY excited every time she sees her little baby.
Hearing Christopher say ‘yes’ he loves Jesus, and getting excited about Christmas.
Watching Christopher play with his cousins.
Helping a very tired little boy explore his stocking.
A moment of peace as both kids sleep.
Hearing’s Christopher’s beeps and “vrooms” as he watches a train go round a track.
Christopher bringing me a “BOOK!”
Natalia reaching out to me and grabbing my face.
Christopher, finally, eating the food set before him many reminder’s that that was the food he had.
Natalia’s incredible excitement each morning as she sees each of her three favorite people.
Christopher greeting me with his good morning smile asking for a snuggle.
Christopher and Natalia holding hands.
Christopher seeing “dad” after Mark has been out.