Each day a Mom is called to wear an innumerable variety of hats! Over the years I’ve worn about every hat imaginable. I’ve been a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, a married mom and, when my husband got a job in another state, for six long months I was living somewhat as a single, working mom. I can’t imagine truly being a single mom for longer than a solitary day. I’ve donned business hats, church hats, school hats, cook hats, cleaning hats, artistic hats, speaking and teaching hats, driver hats – I could go on and on. I know you can as well. Being a mom is the greatest joy and blessing. Being a mom can also be your greatest challenge. Your life is sometimes so frenetically loud and busy you want to crawl under the nearest rock. It is often so lonely and terrifying you feel as though you live under that rock that overshadows your very being.
If you are a mom, God has graciously ordained you as such. He has your back. He holds you in His mighty omnipotent hand. He is readily available to listen, guide, and grant you peace and encouragement. He loves you and your children. He is ready to make you His own.
If you would like to contact me, please do. I may not know the answers, but I can pray for you and hopefully speak a kind or encouraging word to you as you traverse the indelible waters of motherhood.
I’m also available to speak at your church, retreat or other group and I’d be privileged to do so.
Hats off to you, the mother brigade. Stay strong. Stay the course. Tend to those young shoots the Lord has planted in your home. The Fruit, when it ripens, is sweet and rewarding – – but doesn’t bloom and produce overnight. It takes time, effort, and lots of digging and weed pulling, sweat and tears, spiders and splinters.
I’ve said each day in the life of a mom is a precious and precarious balance of praise, patience, positivity, playfulness, peacemaking, prayer, pain and perseverance. Some days are out of balance. Some days we miraculously succeed to tip the scales in the right direction.
I’d love to hear from you!
Marcia Anderson Arrastia