The days are getting longer, but I can’t help but think lately how the days are getting shorter. Maybe it’s my age. This time in life watching my kids grow too fast and time slip by even faster. Some days I let it get the best of me. Worrying the days we’ve had so far haven’t been spent the way they should have been. Worrying I haven’t done the right things to put them on the right track.
I was talking with a friend recently struggling with motherhood and I told her she was right on track. That God was still in control and what the enemy means for bad, God can turn and use for good. Then I realized I needed the same message.
Life isn’t always easy. Parenthood is hard. Life is hard. Not everyday is sunshine and flowers, more often than not it’s mud and weeds. But it takes all of that to make life whole. And without the rain that brings the mud, we’d never have anything to harvest.
These are things I’m stewing on while stirring supper tonight. If you need the reminder, this as much for you as it is for me. Just know you’re never alone and doing the best we can is the best we can do.
So keep doing and keep going.
Very well said Meredith. Even those of us who don’t have children question our daily journeys. We all just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, trusting God to lead us down the right paths. You are a great mom and it shows in the faces of your children.
Besides all of the beauty and grace that God has given you, I like your philosophical side, even more. You have an explicit way to make one look at themselves to heal the problems that encumbered them, all while letting them know someone else cares about them and has their back.
You live your life as an amazing example of a wife and mother lives on a farm. As the husband of one like you for over 45 years, I applaud you for what you are and do.
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