“You are Blessed”
I wake up so hungry… the kind of hungry where you are thinking of all the foods you want and it just makes you even more hungry.
But with my husband out of town and he’s coming home today, there are things that need to be put in order…and gallivanting around seeking out Greek food is not part of the schedule.
With the baby still asleep in my bed , I ninja roll out of bed so she can’t detect me leaving.
I remember ,last night I made sure all the things I would need to make a good cup of tea are already waiting for me…. I do these little prep things when he isn’t here . I know what I am like when I have come downstairs to an entire school of children awaiting me with vocab books to grade and rough drafts to check…No matter how many mornings I mumble, “just give me a minute, let me drink my tea”.. they ask all the same.
The kids, they are noisy downstairs…all six of them. Thank God the baby is still sleeping though all of it. I can hear their voices ricocheting through the house.
Ricocheting off my brain.
With the last step I start to get a little ticked…”that baby is sleeping and if anyone wakes her up”, I tell myself as all mothers do who have had the miracle of a baby who is doing the mythical “sleeping in”.
I come around the corner …to…food.
An egg sandwich…
like he would have made me on any Saturday morning. (don’t worry honey …not just like you make:))
And a note…to remind me I am blessed.
Signed by every one of them.
We have been talking about it for months now….how Proverbs 31 talks of a woman…but it also speaks of how her husband should act…and it even adds how her children should act…How she isn’t to be some crazy woman running around doing it all on her own… but how Proverbs 31 includes a team of people (a husband, children and yes even staff)…a team working together to accomplish an awesome home. So one by one it has become the norm in the house for children to pass me and call me Blessed….actually everyday, unprompted, what they say is
“momma you are blessed”
…and then I tell them they are blessed too.
It’s a fraction of a second in time which fulfills an ancient text.
We are all part of this…this being a team….
and I try to affirm their part in a Story which has been going on longer then them…longer then me. Spiritually they have a huge role to play , and they aren’t just children and it is my job to make sure they understand the parts they have… and for them to begin to understand the lifelong identity they have.
How will they know if we don’t tell them? And then we need to affirm their spiritual worth.
It’s not just about their spiritual potential… They are spiritually worthy today…right now.
New International Version (NIV)
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Today’s 5 minute Friday word is tender…I think this counts. 🙂
and if you need something to laugh about read this 5 min friday…Check One Two.~T