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Feb 12

Love Bubbles Up

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!

 

Don’t get me wrong, the love didn’t go anywhere. It’s just that life started to pile on all of the dailies, and that love started to feel burdened.

 

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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  1. Pamela

    It’s been 20 years since my last baby was placed in my arms. Yet that feeling of love is something I’ve never forgotten. Hang in there on the days “life happens.” They grow up to be your dearest friends.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I am very blessed to have my dearest friend as my mom :) Something I am very thankful for! Blessings!

  2. A Little R & R

    This is beautiful and so very, very true!!! I live for those moments when love washes over me unexpectedly.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      The unexpected love moments are so wonderful! :) It is those that make the pull my hair out moments bearable! :)

  3. Mrs. Sarah Coller

    Thanks so much for this….as my 2 toddlers are screaming their heads off… :)
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      LOL! :) I hear ya! :)

  4. Kim

    So true! I can remember a nurse telling me that my heart would overflow with unconditional love when our firstborn finally arrived (difficulties at the end of the pregnancy). I was skeptical, but she was so right!
    And you are right about thinking it would be enough to carry you through, but that it isn’t. We just have to remember to refresh at that reservoir. Thanks for that reminder!
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh that love itself was only enough to carry us through the difficult times! LOL! :)

  5. Kristen @ Trial & Error Homemaking

    We’ve been having quite a few of those sleepless nights lately… What a good reminder :)
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    1. Marissa

      Kristen – I’ve had more sleepless nights than I care to count this year already – I totally need this reminder daily, even hourly. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
      Marissa recently posted..Simply Helping Him: Love FeatureMy Profile

  6. Barefoot Hippie Girl

    Love that…the reservoir.
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    1. Marissa

      It just seems so fitting for that place that forms in a mother’s heart when she has a kid to love… Glad you enjoyed it!
      Marissa recently posted..Simply Helping Him: Love FeatureMy Profile

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