Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Children are a Blessing

Lately, I have heard or read how happy moms are that their children are starting back to school, because their children have worn them out. It makes me so sad when I hear these comments. I understand that children can be difficult, that they can get on our nerves at times. But....can't we all be difficult at times? These things are not just limited to children. 

For me personally, being with my children is one of my favorite places to be. I enjoy their company, their smiles, their laughter. 

"Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord." Psalm 127:3

For the moms out there who are at the end of there rope,  I want to encourage you to press on. Motherhood is a wonderful calling. For the times when you feel like you've had enough, turn to Jesus. Give the burden to Him, call on His strength and power and He will help you.

You are not alone, sweet sister. Jesus is by your side walking with you every step of the way. Lean into Him and He will carry you through!

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

You are loved. Enjoy your sweet blessings while they are young, because this time will pass all too soon and never come again.

Today we are so excited to have our W2W Word Filled Wednesday Link Up. We desire to connect women of God with one another and encourage each other in Christ. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and visit a few blogs. Be encouraged and share your own stories in their comments. Use the hashtag #w2wwordfilledwednesday!

Three rules to this link up:
  1. Must be a {Christian} faith post.
  2. You must link back to W2W somewhere in your post. {check out our cute button!}
  3. You must visit and comment on at least one other blog in the link up.

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  1. Thanks for doing this link-up. I'm visiting from Loved the encouraging words!

  2. Shari, I love your words. I, too, have seen all of the updates and posts and heard all of the talk about parents just downright tired of their kids and cannot wait until they are in school again. While I believe that we all need that time of refreshing for our body, mind and spirit, I firmly believe that 'celebrating' and the talk like I've heard can send the message to the child that you do not want to be around them long. That can have a life long impact on children. Besides, these children grow up and move away and one day we will be home alone wishing they were running around and being loud....

  3. Sometimes it's easy for me to think of a whole day as "bad" with my kids because of a 10 minute meltdown or blow up, or whatever. When I get in this mindset, of course I go into the "I can't wait for them to go back to school!" But God is teaching me how to shift my perspective -- to focus on the things we did right instead of all the things we did wrong. Learn from the mistakes, yes. But then move on.

  4. This was a hard post to read today. My 3rd grader started her first day back today. While I can totally say I love my kids and love their smiles and laughter and being with them - I get worn out by their bickering and discontent and bad attitudes. I can admit that. I don't always respond correctly in love and I feel like a failure at times because of that. Taking a deep breath and crying out to God, confessing my selfishness, and reframing my day is a lesson I have to learn at the same time I'm teaching my children to be loving and kind. It IS a hard job and many days I simply do not feel cut out for it, regardless of the fact that God blessed me with 3 amazing little people. I GET why moms are glad school is back in session and at the same time know God is teaching me in my struggle to live out love to my children every day. Shifting perspective as Jen says is the biggest part of this and I appreciate the encouragement to press on.

  5. Found you from Jen...and am so glad I did!

    I have four teenagers in high school and one in Junior High and while I was indeed thankful for them to head back to school, it was more because I was tired of hearing "I'm Bored!!" :) Great wisdom here...thank you.

  6. May your children have a blessed school year! Thanks for hosting & God bless!

  7. Love your perspective Shari. Hope your children have a great school year.

  8. Hi Shari,

    Your post was such a blessing to read, I'm sure it will encourage many mums. Thank you for the opportunity to link up.


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