When Work Turns Into Joy


Each day I wake up to the sound of someone crying. It never fails. The first thing I hear is someone needing me. Someone needing their mom. 

It's a beautiful and exhausting way to start the day. 

A day full of diapers and drama. So much drama. 

Some days are longer than others. Some days are messier. Most days are louder. 

But they are our days. All of us together.  This is what our joy looks like. 

My favorite time of day is when all of us are together, and we can just be. We can laugh and play and enjoy this precious time of tickling and happiness. 

I'm convinced my life would be perfect if this was all we had to do. To snuggle and play together. To laugh and enjoy each other.

But there is so much more than that. Life demands we deal with the hard stuff, and sometimes the weight of it is overwhelming. I start focusing on all the things I have to do rather than remembering what God's has already done. 

He loved me and saved me. 
Gave me a vision and a mission. 
Blessed me with a husband to lead me along the way
And three beautiful children that desperately need me. 

They need me to live out the gospel and give them grace. They need me to show them Jesus. 

I love this quote from J.M. Barrie.

"Nothing is really work unless you'd rather be doing something else." 

That's my prayer this Mother's Day. I pray my heart will always be so focused on the good God has for me to do, that the work of motherhood will turn into Joy. 

Relentless and exhausting Joy. 

Because I can't imagine doing anything else. 

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, I love that quote. I'm going to jot it down! Recently, I have been loving this quote by Charles Spurgeon:

    "It is grace, all grace, and nothing but grace from first to last."

    Sometimes I look at it and repeat it over and over!

    You're doing amazingly, Katherine!



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