Monday Mom Moment!

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This is one of my favorite notebooks- given to me many years ago by my sweet sister in law.

She took a typical composition notebook and created this beautiful replacement.

And I have used it and enjoyed it for years.

Almost forgetting that this is a typical composition notebook- covered in beauty.

Until recently- when my little one tore a piece of the beauty- exposing the truth.

This was just a plain notebook- dressed up nicely.

And then it hit me-

so was I.

I am just a plain notebook- dressed up in “stuff” – to make the plain less plain.

And the desperation comes when I try to keep the facade from tearing,

from revealing the truth of what I feel.

It’s a never ending struggle- to keep the truth under wraps.

Then He reminds me- that is only my truth.

That’s not HIS truth.

“Do not let your adorning be external- the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear- but let your adoring be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” (I Peter 3v3-4)

“Those who look to Him are radiant, their faces shall never be ashamed.” (Psalm 34v5)

And he whispers in my ear, 

“For I formed your inner most parts, I knit you together in your mother’s womb.  You can praise Me, because you are fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are My works, your soul knows it very well.  Your frame was not hidden from Me, when you were being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.  My eyes saw your unformed substance; in My book was written, every one of them, the days that were formed for you, when as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139v14 paraphrased)

And I remember- I am never truly hidden.

He knows me intimately- every hidden thought, every doubt, every sin –

and He calls me his own!

Just like these little ones- hidden from the world- but not from His eyes:

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Joaquin
 
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Talia
 
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Galan
 
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Maey
 
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Aura Lee
 
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Zann
 

In His eyes- these little ones are fearfully and wonderfully made,

formed in the deep quiet of the spirit.

And He has plans to give them hope and a future!

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29v11)

All these beautiful children and many, many more are available for adoption.  For more information, please click the name link under their pictures or visit Reece’s Rainbow.

Did you have a sweet Mom moment over the weekend?  We’d love for you to share it with us in the comments!

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11 Comments

  • My son’s 6th birthday was over the weekend and my mom moment was bittersweet. In lieu of a birthday party, he asked to take a friend to the Lego Store and make buckets of bricks together. When we hit the door, I watched my not-so-little-anymore-boy let go of my hand and take off with his friend to have a fun afternoon at the brick wall in the back of the store. And it was okay. I had to emotionally let go to and realize that he’s old enough to do so much without my guidance. He’s becoming quite a wonderful little young man.

    • Oh- that moment is so hard, when you realize it’s time to let go. Thankfully it usually happens slowly- with time to savor the moments together before they’re grown up and ready to leave the nest. Happy Birthday to your little guy!

  • My favorite mommy moment of the weekend was running around with my toddler in the park. I have been on a weight loss journey for 3 months now and have lost over 30 pounds. Those 30 pounds have made such a difference in my body and the way I fee.

    I felt so proud that I was able to run around with her, push her in the swing and help her up and down the slide for what felt like a hundred times 🙂

    I still have a lot to go but these little moments make me want to keep going!

    • Wow- congrats on your weight loss- 30 lbs is a big milestone. It’s a great feeling to be able to play with your kiddos- best wishes for the rest of your journey. 🙂

  • our latest mom moment was yesterday, we made a few tie dyed shirts…

    let me say that this post is very heartwarming.. I want to say something more but I am lost for words,

  • we have a dog Saturday was his first birthday took my three grandkids and the dog to the dog beach see theme having a good time made me feel good we also went to the dog Barkery and got the dog a nice cupcake and we all sang Happy Birthday!!!!!!

  • My mommy moment was when we were in the car, running around taking care of errands. My daughter said I love spending time with you mom, whatever we are doing. I had to hold back tears.

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