Everything Matters in Motherhood

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Everything Matters in Motherhood

It was just a post it note. A yellow sticky note with the words “ask for a bun” written across it in my daughter’s handwriting. She had written it earlier in the day to remind herself to ask me to put her hair up in a bun for gymnastics.

It was just a small thing, but it struck me as a symbol of something much bigger. Everything matters in motherhood. Even the small stuff.

I just recently started using sticky notes to remind myself to do things. I did it, so she did it.

Think about that. We do it, so they do it.

That is why it all matters: the boring, the mundane, the day to day stuff that no one notices. Our lives are made up of all the little moments.

Our children are constantly watching us and learning how to be adults. So when we are exhausted and feeling like there is no point because it will all need done again tomorrow, please remember this:

When you read Brown Bear for the hundredth time…

When you stay calm when a glass of milk gets knocked over AGAIN…

When you kiss boo boos and give hugs freely…

When you do all the little things that need to be done without complaining…

When you correct your children in kindness and with love instead of yelling…

You are teaching your children kindness, patience, endurance, contentment, humbleness, and selflessness.

You are teaching them love.

Titus 2:7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good…

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 John 4:16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

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