Alright mamas, you remember that moment when you first laid eyes on your little precious bundle of joy? That feeling of love? Wasn’t it great? Didn’t you feel, at least in that one moment, that the love you were filled with would pull you through all the other obstacles that you would face as a mom?
Then life started to happen. Diapers had to be changed at a crazy pace. And sleep, well that became the number one item on your wish list!
I hear you – these are realities of motherhood. It is hard. Really hard.
But that love it doesn’t go anywhere. It is a part of you, forever.
I know this is true because that love finds me and washes over me in the midst of the hard times – when I least expect it.
After not getting a real night’s sleep in what feels like years, the four o’clock wake up call isn’t as hard when your little one calls for “mommy”. That word pushes the weight of the dailies off your heart as love just pours and rushes into your very soul.
Or the moment when your little one presents you with a newly created treasure, made specifically for you. The love that surges just brushes aside those daily obstacles.
I’ll give you that there are days, weeks even, when it seems like that powerful love is so buried you wonder if you imagined it all. I’ve been there. I’ve cried out to my Provider for a glimpse of it again.
And you know what, He always rains His love down in answer. And as His love rains down in grace and mercy, the love inside of me bubbles up again and joins in that river of love.
His precious little ones, the ones that He allowed me to mother and guide for a short while, created a reservoir of love that is always in me.
So in this month of love, when we are told to focus so much of our attention on pouring love out to those around us, don’t feel burdened by it. I know it’s easy to with all you have on your plates. Take a moment to remember that feeling your kids gave you as they gave you a reservoir of God’s love to hold in your heart forever. And if that reservoir seems a little low, cry out to the One that loved us more than we could ever dream, and He will answer.
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