It's Enough

Recently I spoke about my growth through motherhood as it relates to "time management." Without a visible product or a viable example of time well spent, mothers begin to feel inferior in a world that values substance.  I have since spoken with several moms at various life stages who all expressed feeling that same itch to "do something more or better" with the twenty-four hours we are given each day, even though all would agree that our daily calendars don't leave room for such grandiose aspirations. However, it was through the recitation of an elderly wise woman, whose children are all grown, that peace and understanding was felt. She prayed over a young new mom that felt the pangs of uselessness as she heard stories of other mommy worlds and began to compare herself and her new life with theirs. The wise woman simply said something like, "God thank you for this mother, and thank you for her sweet new baby. Both are true gifts, and I pray that this young mom would know that right now, what she is doing as a mom is enough. May she know that in this season, being a mom is enough."  What beautiful words we all need to hear. If you are a new mom, or just a mom struggling through a season of utter chaos, slow down. Take a deep breath. Know that whatever you are accomplishing in your day is ENOUGH. You are more than enough. As long as you do everything for the glory of Him who created you and not the creation that compares, you will find that peace and joy. Sigh. Relief. Peace. Thank you Lord!

At the park the other day, Silas only wanted to drive, steer, an honk at the pretty girls. :)

Leaving on a jet plane for Espana in 10 days!

Pictures are so misleading: Silas didn't really like the big pool. This was one of the only pictures he smiled for me. We'll get you there buddy. May need to borrow someone's kiddy pool for practice.

Misleading again: Cool dude wouldn't keep these on for more than 5 seconds. :)

Thank you Silas Cary Smith for teaching me so much about myself. I may not build tree houses, sew clothes, or have a million blog followers, but I have a sweet boy who teaches me far more than I teach him.
~Enough Said. CC