Thursday, January 19, 2012

You Are More...

than the cook...

more than the chauffeur...

more than the referee...

more than the cleaner...

and more than the lady chasing her kid down aisle 8.

A wife of noble character who can find?
   She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
   and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
   all the days of her life. (Proverbs 31: 10-12)


You are more than a number...

more than a size...

more than an exercise...

more than the latest trends.

and more than the worlds pressure to be perfect.

Many women do noble things,
   but you surpass them all.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. (Proverbs 31: 29-30)


You are more than a soccer mom...

more than a pto volunteer...

more than a field trip chaperon..

and more than the one who's always pushing a stroller and wearing a baby while cheering her kiddo on.

She gets up while it is still night;
   she provides food for her family
   and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
   out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. (Proverbs 31: 15-16)


You are more than the sock sorter...

more than the lunch packer...

more than the math teacher...

more than the cupcake maker...

and more than the one who tucks their shirts in, wipes their faces off, and sends them on their way.

 She opens her arms to the poor
   and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
   for all of them are clothed in scarlet. (Proverbs 31: 20-21)


You are more than  the potty trainer, bath giver, and the crumb cleaner.

You are His.

Living in His sweet grace.

Clinging to this giant role.

Bringing up these little treasures that call you mama.

Sought after, chased down, cuddled up next to, kissed on, waited for, and adored by those He's entrusted to you.

You have the most important job with the greatest benefit package.

And today is another day to embrace that gift...this calling.

Enjoy it, it's fleeting.

Just a re-post today...because I've had to remind myself of these things this week :).

5 comments:

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

LOVE it!

Even with your life consumed by all of your Littles, it is good to remind yourself that YOU are a Child of God, first ... a Daughter of the King ... and wife to an amazing man. When you are confident in those roles first and foremost, than the Lord BLESSES you in your very important role of "Mommy".

Hugs!

:) :) :)

PS: I just posted a new post on my new theme, "Those were the days ..." when I take a look back at my life as a young mama with a house FULL of young ones. I hope you young mamas enjoy my new theme.

*Ross and Katy* said...

love this! thank you for the reminder! it's hard some days to remember how special the role of mommy truly is :)

Thoughts for the day said...

Wonderful words...

Lauren said...

Thank you so much. I forget to value myself sometimes, and I think it hurts my confidence. These words are very helpful and remind me that the work I do is good work that makes a difference.

Robin @ Pink Dryer Lint said...

Simply fabulous.