My days are 24/7. You know them. Life with toddlers running around, and having multiple children is full-time. From the time we wake up, to the time we go to sleep our minds are turned on for our children. We make them breakfast, simmer temper tantrums, play with them, teach them, make them lunch, put a stop to their little fights, put them down for naps, listen to crying a whole lot, play some more, and so on. Being a mother is constant.
I don't know about you, but some days it would be nice to go lay in the park and take a nap kid free, get a massage, my toes done, a new dress, and eat a half a pie all to myself. Didn't that day just sound perfect?
I have heard moms' say before it doesn't seem like they are doing much, that they are stuck at home with children, and don't work anymore. They can't go help or volunteer at church anymore, and they're ministry is at a halt right now because of children.
I never experienced any of these thoughts, because it wasn't until I was a mother did I realize what I was meant to be in life. I am in love with my "job" and the day they grow up and don't need my full time anymore is going to be really hard on me. Don't get me wrong, I have my days where I long for a me day, to detox and relax. But this is my calling, and this is my ministry.
Children are our ministry. We often forget as mothers' that parenting and loving our children is a ministry, and it is our most important ministry. First Jesus, and then our husbands, our kids come next and they are first and foremost. They come before church, they come before careers, and they come before everything else. They are the future, and we have a responsibility as parents to love, and pour Christ into them and equip them for their future lives.
God loaned our children to us for a temporary season, and we have got to take full advantage of the time we have and see it for what it is. This is your most important ministry in this season of your life. With being a mom and a pastor's wife comes a huge responsibility. Our lives are often centered around church. The church is what your husband and you were called to, so it is very easy to get our priorities out of order.
Remember to keep your children before the church. God has appointed us a huge task, and he knew you were just the person to do it. Don't take your blessings for granted.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor