The Greatest Gift

I don’t know about you, but my son Charlie is one of the greatest gifts that I have ever received. The fact that the Lord chose ME, to be his mom still brings me to tears. The love that I have for him is unconditional. No matter if he is being his sweet, charming self or if he is really showing his “toddler” side, my love does not change for him. 

If we stop and think about the fact that the Lord loves our children even more than we do, it is overwhelming. And you know what mama, He loves YOU that much as well. He loves you when you are at your very best and he loves you when you are at your worst. He loves you when you are feeling fulfilled in your journey of motherhood, and He loves you when you are crying in your closet because you feel so alone. 

He sees you, He knows you, and He loves you. Somehow this journey of motherhood that we are on can be the most fulfilling and the absolute hardest job all at the same time. I don’t know about you but there are so many days that I feel so lonely, even though I am never alone… literally NEVER. Can you relate? 

The beauty in it all is that we have the greatest gift ever to turn to and that is the love of the Lord and the strength of the Lord that can carry us through. To know that He is with us every moment of our days and loves us no matter what, is the greatest gift. Even when we feel alone, we can turn to Him. When we feel selfish for wanting to be alone, even for just ONE shower, we can turn to Him. 

A mama’s job is never ending. Whether you work out of the house or inside your home, our job never ends. We are constantly pouring out, giving, cooking, doing laundry, and the list goes on and on… we need to be filled up as well.

I don’t know about you, but in this season of life with a toddler, my quiet time looks so different than it used to. Some days I feel good to just get a verse in before my little guy wakes up! But that time with the Lord, is the only time that can really fill us up. 

No matter if you just have two minutes or two hours to spend with the Lord, just do it. Take whatever time you have and turn to Him and talk to Him throughout your day. It is so easy to let the enemy distract us or make us feel guilty for not spending “enough” time with the Lord. Do not believe that lie. Turn to the Lord, let Him fill you up and pour His never-ending, never-changing, unconditional love on you. It truly is the greatest gift that we can receive. 

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