I see you in the restaurant wishing to get a few words in with your husband while your child screams.
I pass you quickly in the church hallway while you’re moving slowly with a little gem in one arm and another treasure by the hand.
I pass you in the grocery store isle wearing high heals with my hair curled (because I had time), while you barely brushed your teeth.
I see you in the check out line flustered over a candy bar your toddler won’t release.
I see you.
I have a secret: I’m staring because I’m jealous.
Sure I can take all the time I need in the bathroom without little hands banging and hearing screams of “Mommy, where are you?” I can reach for my Bible before getting out of bed when you may have been awaken by little hands and a little face in yours pleading, “Mommy, I’m hungry.”
I probably have fewer dishes to clean, undone laundry, and more adult time than you.
But hear this: What you do is important! Your job as a mom will bring future rewards beyond measure.
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”-Milton Berle
One day you’ll be like me. Looking back with delight, and a little bit of envy, on those who are still in the depths of raising children. Presently, it may feel like an eternity of empty bowls, nighttime baths, sleepless nights, and frenzied time-outs, but one day you will be able to fully enjoy the fruits of your labor. One day.
Now that my children are raised I want you to know peace comes from knowing I gave mothering my all. There is not one regret over cancelling “adult stuff” to spend time with my kids.
I see you, young mom and you ARE making a difference. You matter more than you know. Your children will thank you one day.
Keep loving your family, there is no greater calling.
God blessed us when he designed moms. Don’t you agree?