Thursday, February 17, 2011
Mama's Heart: Enough
Am I enough? Am I doing enough? Am I giving enough? Saying enough? Teaching enough? Discipling enough? Disciplining enough? Praying enough?
It's hard for me to know if I am doing everything I should be doing as a mom. Being a natural striver, I never seem quite satisfied with my parenting. I know that I could always be doing more.
But, see I've been asking God to make GRACE a reality in my life. To make it tangible, visible, so that I may truly experience the fullness of His grace that is available to me. Because, to be honest, I don't really know.
This week I was sick with the flu. I'm the girl who NEVER gets sick. The last time I had a fever was four years ago. The last time I had the flu was 10 years ago. That being said, I'm not used to being down and out. And, me, as awful as I felt, I couldn't be enough for my kids.
So God ushered in grace.
...a husband who stayed home from work to care for his two daughters, one of whom was also sick.
...a mother who brought over Valentine's presents for her granddaughters to keep them happily entertained.
...a friend who took the youngest daughter to preschool...and brought her back home again.
...a friend who brought over a new book to read.
...blogger friends who offered prayers.
...church friends who offered Sonic drinks.
...neighborhood friends who offered playdates.
When I couldn't be enough, God used others to fill in the gaps. And truthfully, even when I am physically well, I can't always be enough for my little girls, as much as it pains me to say it. I have limitations. I have faults.
But now, I also have grace. Living, breathing, tangible grace. Grace that fills in the gaps.
What's happening in other mama's hearts? Visit It's Grace to find out!