As a little girl, I would spend many summer hours in my parent’s swimming pool. Taking a deep breath, I would stay under water and watch as all of the bubbles around me floated to the top. For a few brief seconds, I was able to be alone and quiet my soul before I had to come up for air to the world around me.
Today, I wished I had a moment to escape from the busyness of my life. Between taking care of my one year old twin daughters and trying to keep the house clean, I barely have a moment to myself. My days begin with changing dirty diapers and serving breakfast as fast as I can to avoid a morning meltdown. After breakfast, as I scrub the leftover food from their trays, I feel two sets of little hands grabbing at my legs for attention. Then, these hands help me unload the dishwasher, leaving me with silverware that once again has become dirty. My momentarily neat house is quickly ambushed by my toddlers, littering the Swiffer swept floors with toys of all shapes, colors, and sizes. When I retrieve the dirty clothes from the bathroom, I discover my grown dog inside the bathtub with the girls trying their best to get in with him.
How did this become my life?
In Psalm 23:2-3, David talks about how the Lord makes him lie down in green pastures, leads him beside quiet waters and how He restores his soul. As moms, we hardly ever slow down and are always thinking of what we need to do next. When is there time to find a green pasture to lie down in? It is exhausting caring for the whole household and it is hard finding time to be alone. But, not only do we desire to have some “me” time, we need it. Life as a mom is always going to have screaming children and houses to clean. In order for us to give to our families, we must take time to refuel and rest in the comfort of our Savior.
I could easily view each day as a chore instead of a gift. Sure, parts of the mom duties aren’t so much fun, but the opportunity to love those two blue-eyed girls makes the chores all worthwhile.
If I take a moment to rest and find my own quiet waters to sit by I can get a good dose of God’s peace. This peace gives me strength to get through each day and enjoy it wholeheartedly.
Till next time, let your light shine!
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