I turned my alarm off at 5:30 and rolled over. “Meh…I’ll just sleep in this morning.” I’ll workout later (aka never).
She woke up at 5:30, got dressed and came to ask me if we could go running together. It was 37 degrees outside, which to a Texan is approximately 876 degrees below zero.
Yesterday, these two did the same thing. It was drizzling.
What do you say to children who get up early, dress themselves in adorably mismatching not-quite-running clothes, just because they want to spend some special time with you?
It’s cold. You don’t feel like running.
You say yes.
There is a beauty to investing in our children when they are young. Soon enough, they become the iron that sharpens us.
I wasn’t a great, energetic, inspiring mom this week. I didn’t wake them up early to read the Bible or go running.
Be encouraged, weary friend, that you don’t need to be awesome all the time. God’s grace fills in the gaps. There is an ebb and flow to motherhood and before you know it your children will be the ones pushing you along in this race called life. They will be the ones challenging you and calling you higher.
That is the secret joy of motherhood.
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