On Sunday I enjoyed reading through the Lincoln Journal’s “20 under 40” excerpt about people who are making a difference in the workplace and community. Several moms made the list. Balancing work and motherhood has to be a challenge! While I didn’t appreciate every aspect of the movie, “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” I definitely appreciated the perspective that whether you work full time, part time or stay-at-home, you are always a full time mother!
Not surprisingly, there were not any stay-at-home moms on the impact list. To be honest, a mom’s accomplishments do not exactly make an exciting read. She changed eight diapers, retrieved a lego from under the refrigerator, played tea party three times and accomplished another hundred menial tasks, all while getting dinner on the table by six. Yawn. There are days when the tediousness of being a mom can definitely get the best of you! At times I have to remind myself that being home with my children will end of being my favorite job ever! Repetitive mundane tasks and all!
So whether Proverbs 31:28-29 has come true in your life yet (your husband and children rising up and calling you blessed), please do know this … Someone is noticing your care and concern. Jesus is the one who didn’t just tolerate children but instead welcomed them to come. And He is the one who tells the story of master looking for someone to watch over his treasure. There is a big contrast between the ones who multiplied their gifts or did nothing. I know that I definitely long to hear this someday.
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ (Matthew 25:23)
So, continue on nose wiper and boo-boo fixer extraordinaire … you ARE making an eternal difference!
P.S. Want to get out the house for more than just grocery shopping? On Thursday 6/14 at 10 our MOPs group is meeting at Lincoln Fire Station # 1 – 1801 Q Street. (The only one in Lincoln with a fire pole! 🙂 ) Please park in the parking lot just north of Q. This parking lot has two big red Lincoln Fire trailers there, so should be hard to miss. Note: O Street is closed for several blocks around that area. P Street comes from downtown to 27th – Q street goes to downtown – try to get to one of these streets to get there. Basically, allow a little extra time! If you are planning on coming, please e-mail us, so we have a rough idea of numbers – thanks! Not get the message in time, please just show up!