To You, Mom:
I want to talk to the Mamas out there.
You know who you are. You feel like a failure.
Yes, you. I see you. You’re holding back tears, trying to fold laundry, remembering that the kids need to be fed, and feeling overwhelmed.
I see you.
God sees you.
You are not alone.
Your value is not in completing to-do lists, or money, or well-behaved children.
Your value is found in Christ. And He sees you as a beautiful daughter, full of life and joy. Christ sees you as complete, because He made you complete.
Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
Whatever you do. Everything you do. Do it for Christ. And He sees it ALL.
Cleaning toilets. Washing allllllllll those clothes. Sweeping floors. Wiping bottoms. Feeding mouths. Reading books. Washing dishes.
Do it ALL for Christ.
I had a day recently when I felt invisible — flat-out worthless. No one was listening. No one was picking up their messes. I was behind with laundry AND dishes. I watched my kids play, and I wanted to join in, but I held myself back. I felt my joy deplete as I thought about my mound of To-Do. It felt like that mound was going to swallow me up.
I regret my attitude that day. I missed out. I resolved not to miss out again.
My attitude changed, and today, while I felt overwhelmed at times, I stayed focused on Christ and working for Him.
So, friend, I know where you are. It hurts. It’s lonely. It’s exhausting.
It feels worthless.
What you do, Mom, is worth more than anything on the planet. So, Keep Doing It. You are not failing. You are Awesome.
And remember to take time out to play, too. Because play is important. And your family needs to know how truly awesome you are (and not just awesome at cleaning, cooking, etc).
Go and be Awesomely you today.