"Motherhood is not a burden to be borne, it is a privilege to be enjoyed. It is not a trial of endurance, it is a time of celebration." Winnie Dalley


Feeding the 5,000...or the 5

I have been feeling very grateful for the Lord's help in my day to day life lately.  My husband switched to night shift at work and it is an adjustment.  He goes to work just before the kids go to bed and comes home just before they wake up.  We see him for 3 or 4 hours when he wakes up in the late afternoon/evening.  He is a wonderful man and I so appreciate how hard he works for our family.  Night time is hard around here.  My sweet baby girl wakes up frequently.  My older boys have been getting up also due to bad dreams or wetting the bed.  When my hubby is home, he takes the boy duty, but with him gone it has been Mommy up a lot:)  Sometimes I don't know how I am going to get up in the morning.  I know that I am not the only one who feels this way.  I think it just comes with the territory of being a mom.  Even with just one kid getting up at night, I still feel exhausted in the morning.  It's hard work.  But I'm so grateful for the Holy Ghost who can remind me in those hard moments that it is indeed a privilege to be a mother.  It is a privilege to be so needed.  And it is just what the Lord knows that I need to be refined and changed.
I love this song.  I have posted it before, but I love it so much that I'll do it again:)  I think that whether He is feeding the 5,000 or helping me to feed my family of 5, it is still a miracle. And He does perform miracles for me over and over again.  I'm so grateful that He gives me strength when I don't have any.  I'm so grateful that He forgives me when I don't do this job right.  I'm so grateful that He teaches me and is patient with me.  I'm so grateful that He helps me to love this job with all of it's wonders and difficulties.  I'm so grateful for His tender mercies.

1 comment:

jp said...

You're doing a great job! Sometimes it's moment to moment ... but it's so worth it!