While doing the chores this weekend with my kids racing back and forth around our yard, a funny thing struck me…
I was pushing #2 here away from the feed bucket and watching her eat ravenously when I realized that she’s a boy mom too.
Just like me.
She has twin boys she’s raising. Chasing around. Nourishing day and night. Protecting and leading.
Her complete focus at any time is either on them or on meeting her own nutritional needs so she can take care of them.
She never gets an afternoon off. She never gets a mother’s day gift or a birthday card. She’s never gets to go out with “the girls” for a relaxing mani/pedi.
Her single-mindedness is admirable.
That might not necessarily work for me day in and day out, but I think there’s a lesson worth learning here, too. I don’t have twins, but I have boys. Me and her? We’re the same.
Sometimes as mothers we need to remind ourselves that what we often think are necessities aren’t. They’re luxuries. They’re special blessings provided by our heavenly Father through our loved ones around us. They’re sent to encourage and sustain us, but we shouldn’t let them distract us. Our job is to be mothers. Everything else is just icing on the cake.