Be reminded everyday that motherhood is a calling with these inspiring free printables for Mother’s Day.
I came across this quote a year or so ago and it was just the reminder that I needed. In fact, this is something that I think should be ingrained in the mind of every mother. I never thought of myself as a selfish person until I had kids and realized that I no longer could do what I wanted when I wanted. Everything I want to do needs to come second to my family (putting God first of course!). And man on man, has that been a struggle! I don’t like putting my things on hold. It’s hard! I’m not one to pretend like I have it all together or that I’m the perfect mom. I am so far from that. I wish I was a better mom. I wish I was the type of mom who never got irritated with her kids; the one who just let things roll off her back; the one who enjoyed every single moment of motherhood. While I know that I’m far from perfect, I’m thankful for reminders like these. That motherhood is a calling. It’s not a hobby or something you fit in if you have the time. It’s what God gave you time for!
I’m thankful that God puts me in my place when I need it. That He uses my husband to call me out on things in my life that are off balance. Just last week we had a
loud heart to heart. I came back from attending my blogging conference all inspired and ready to take on my blog. It all came to a screeching halt when my husband basically told me that I needed to get my act together, start cooking dinner regularly and start putting my family first and blog second. I did NOT want to hear it but truth be told he was RIGHT and I NEEDED to hear it! I totally admit that I’ve made excuses for not getting the laundry done; for feeding my kids nuggets and fries and fast food way more times that I should; and for letting my own wants and desires take priority over the very people and things God has blessed me with.
It has been my experience in my life that when you put God first, He blesses you. And by putting my family first, I’m putting God first. I trust that He will bless my blog and give me the time to do everything that I need and want to do each day.
So, moms who struggle with this like I do, print this out, stick it somewhere where you can see it every day!
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