Since you spend every day-or close to it-with your child, I would guess you value family to a great degree. Whether you know it or not, you teach that family is important and you probably hope your child will grow to value ‘family’ as well. Every day your mission is caring for your family. Family is our first connection to faith. Family is our compass of values.
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.Ephesians 1:5 (NLT)
If our parents are there for us when we need them, then we can understand how God is there for us. In a child’s limited ability to understand what they don’t see, as a mother, our ability to prove that our love is unfailing is so important to our children believing in faith. It sets them up for being secure as they pursue what is in store for them in their life.
I would venture a guess that occasionally you stray from being motivated to put everyone first and slip into wondering when you get your time. I do it.
Sometimes I wake up at 6:00 AM and don’t get a moment free until I hit the pillow at 10:30 PM. Yes, many days (or rather nights), my only ‘me time’ is sleep.
I knew there would be sleepless nights and busy days when I embarked on trying to have children. I watched my mom work part time at night just so she could stay home with my brother and me each day. She never complained-to my knowledge-about not getting time to herself.
Every day was not pretty or perfect, but she pushed through.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8 (NIV)
My parents did that and our family is better for it. In fact, their marriage is even stronger today probably because they focused on family and faith first.
Hopefully we are guiding them in the right direction.
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)
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Enjoy your time at home!