Posted by: Tricia | January 5, 2011

Beautifully Stated

I recently read Loving the Little Years, by Rachel Jankovic.  Although I didn’t agree with everything she had to say about motherhood in the book, there were a lot of tidbits that resonated deeply and prodded at the hard spots in my heart.  She concludes the book with this paragraph that pretty much sums up the heart of her message.

Blessings, like children, are not ethereal and weightless.  Sometimes they feel like they come at you like a Kansas hail storm-they might leave a welt!  But if you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil, God will give you the kind of overwhelming joy that cannot remember the details.  Motherhood is hard work.  It is repetitive and often times menial.  Accept it.  Rejoice in it.  This is your toil.  Right here.  Those are their faces.  Enjoy them.  The days of your life are supposed to be full of things like this.  But joy is not giddy.  It is not an emotional rush – it is what happens when you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil.  So rejoice in your children.  Look them in the eyes and give thanks.  You will not even remember the work of all this planting when the harvest of joy overwhelms you.

Beautifully stated.  My, oh my, how I take the gift of motherhood and these two faces for granted.  Lord, thank you for blessing us with these children.  Help me to rejoice in my toil and to rejoice in them!


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  1. Thanks for sharing this, Tricia! I hope to remember this when it’s my turn to be a mother. God bless!

  2. Thanksfor posting this Tricia. I was having a tough day yesterday, and this helped me put it in perpective.


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