4.03.2009

blessing not a bother...

selfish is what i become when my baby doesn't sleep well some nights or sleep long enough for her naps. it is a bother to me, why do i let it be?
when there is a momma out there whose baby never woke up from his sleep and he went to meet Jesus.

overwhelmed is what i become when my house is filled with loud noises, arguing, crying and squealing. it is a bother to me, why do i let it be?
when there is a momma out there who is just longing to hear those same noises in her home but can not conceive a child because of infertility.

annoyed is what i become when i have to stop what i am doing to fix a snack or a meal or breastfeed my baby. it is a bother to me, why do i let it be?
when there is a momma out there who is just waiting to be able to feed her baby and not have to watch her be fed through a tube.

discontent is what i become when i look around at our small house busting at the seams stuffed with four active kids who share two rooms. it is a bother to me, why do i let it be?
when there is a momma out there who just can not wait to have her very sick baby discharged from the hospital and take her home to a house that is big or small.

sad is what i become thinking that my fourth baby is the last.
it is a bother to me, why do i let it be?
when there is a momma out there who just lost a baby due to a failed adoption.

ungrateful is what i become when i have to stop what i am doing to pick up my crying baby. it is a bother to me, why do i let it be?
when there is a momma out there who couldn't carry her baby to term or lost her shortly after birth.

frustrated is what i become when my husband is helping around the house and doesn't do it my way. it is a bother to me,why do i let it be?
when there is a momma out there who has lost her husband and is doing everything all by herself.


no longer will i let all of these things be a bother to me.
these not so nice things that i become are not of God. they are of the enemy.

God has used the stories of many different mothers to show me some things about myself, about my life and about the person i want to be.

i am so thankful for my life and the blessings that He has given me that i will think twice before becoming bothered by the very things He has blessed me with. He has given these to me as a blessing and not to be a bother.

1 comment:

Colleen Corbett said...

what an absolutely beautiful post. a great way to start my day. thank you!