MOTHERHOOD has been on my mind a lot lately, partially because of Mother's day but mainly because I am the Mother the Mother the Mother of seven pretty amazing kids. One who is willing to sacrifice her body and emotional state to bring me yes another beautiful grand baby into this world (arriving in Nov). One who I miss like crazy but is serving the Lord diligently. Another who is approaching his senior year of high school and leaves me wondering if I have prepared him enough for the "real" world. Another who has been such a breezy, easy kid that I feel at times he gets forgotten. Then there are my "3 little ones" who are so much fun, who teach me daily, but occasionally leave me wanting a stiff drink even though I have never ever touched the stuff!!
This week I was forwarded an e-mail that has really helped me keep things in perspective. It's called the "Invisible Mother". Have you ever felt like some days you are only a pair of hands? - Can you fix this? - Can you tie this? - Can you open this? Some days you are a clock - What time is it? Or a satellite guide - What number is the Disney channel? Some day's you are a crystal ball - Where are my shoes? - Where's my phone? - What's for dinner? It went on to talk about the great cathedrals of Europe and how no one can say who built these great cathedrals - there is no record of their names. These builders gave their whole lives for a work they would never see finished. They made great sacrifices and expected no credit. The passion of their building was fueled by their faith that the eyes of God saw everything.
So, to all you invisible mom's out there - myself included - we are building great cathedrals. Heavenly Father see's the sacrifices we make everyday, even when no one around us does. We can not be seen if we are doing it right!!! One day, it is very possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the world by the sacrifices of invisible mothers!!!!!