Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Enjoying it...

As a stay at home mom I feel blessed beyond what I deserve. I love my calling and believe that it is the highest one I have apart from being Caleb's wife. Shaping the hearts of these precious children is an incredible joy and responsibility. 
  


Mothering comes naturally for me. That doesn't mean it's always been easy, but I do feel made specifically for this job. I don't mind dirty diapers or having my schedule interrupted because someone is teething. I enjoy all these moments and soak them up cause I know they're fleeting. 




It's a hard job that we're called to though. It wears on us in every way, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our identities are so wrapped up in others. We give all of ourselves to our husbands and our children. Which, I love doing, but I do need encouragement along the way. I'm just finishing reading a book called Loving the Little Years and it's been the encouragement I need at times. I've been renewed to keep loving this time and not take it for granted. If you need a little encouragement then go here and get yourself a copy. 





14 comments:

Melissa said...

that book is the BEST!!

katygirl said...

i'm definitely going to get it and the kids look adorable.

Andrea said...

What a sweet post! I have an 8 month old and unfortunately I do have to work for a few more years and I constantly pray for wisdom to always let her by my priority even after a long day at work and a long drive home. She is such a joy though that it's usually never hard to solely focus on her. Hope you have a great day~ Andrea

hannah singer said...

oh, jessica! thank you for this. i also feel specifically designed for this, motherhood.
i really struggle though. it is still a joy. being exhausted for this reason is good, i think;)

can't wait to check out that book! xo

Angel said...

I have four big kids now and it is so wonderful to be able to reap what my husband and I sowed into them when they were little. I read parenting books like crazy because I always felt so inadequate. Motherhood is one of the best and most difficult jobs. Your beautiful passion for it is inspiring!

Purposely at Home said...

thank you for loving your job as a stay-at-home-mom. :) so many mothers think that they must go into the workplace. i appreciate mothers like you who are fabulous role models to young women like me. i cannot wait to have a family one day...and stay home with my babies. :) again, thank you for this.

Momma Bird said...

beautiful as always :)

Breeann said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog!
Your kiddos are so cute!! :) xoxo

Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse said...

Mothering ~ yes! The job I was made for! The job that grows & stretches me!
Glad you found what you needed in that book & the kiddos are adorbs!!!

Sharstin said...

best job ever~ and i need to stop and enjoy those little moments better! your kiddos look darling in their outfits~

5ohWifey said...

This job sure is wonderful.. Especially while they are little. Who wrote that book? I wonder if I can get in on my kindle

Marjorie said...

love your blog and photos! new follower :) thanks for stopping by my blog!

Emily said...

Mothering is the easiest and hardest thing I have ever done. I love it all, but encouragement is needed most days! Thanks for yours!

Tatiana said...

Oh goodness, your kiddos look SO darn cute!
And yes, I'll have to agree with the fact that motherhood is probably the best job ever!

PS: Thank you for your sweet comment, and welcome to ID :-) We just moved here about 1yr ago, so I'm pretty new to this place too :-)

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