Posted by: Tricia | May 8, 2011

The Days Are Long But the Years Are Short

Mother’s Day 2011

My wonderful sister-in-law once shared with me a quip about motherhood that I will forever hold onto.

The days are long but the years are short.

I’m not sure where she heard it (Krista??), but I can not think of a better way to describe motherhood at this point in my life.  I would love to write a beautiful post about how much I love my children and how much I love being a mother, but the truth is, I’m tired.  Today was a beautiful day spent with family, celebrating.  It was special.  But, as I reflect on the in between moments of the day…the mundane tasks that cannot go undone, even on Mother’s Day.   Changing dirty diapers, wiping dirty faces, kissing owies, answering knock knock jokes that don’t make any senseThese are the moments that I know I will truly treasure when the long days are gone and I look back and say to myself, “Where did the years go?”.  It is easy for me to grow weary of the seeming monotony of motherhoodIt is easy for me to forget that I have been given an incredible gift.  That God has allowed me to be a part of revealing His glory to these, His children.  And, that His plan is never boring.  Even when it entails changing dirty diapers, wiping dirty faces, kissing owies, and answering knock knock jokes that don’t make any sense.

Everyone to whom God has given wealth, and possessions, and the power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil — this is the gift of God.  For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.”  Eccl. 5:19

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  1. AMEN sister!


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