We Went For A Walk

Last Thursday, after realizing I forgot my wedding anniversary, I took my wife out for a walk that night.  It wasn’t just any walk, it is her favorite one.  

Downtown, along the river, plus a couple of slices of our favorite pizza.  


We talked about life after Covid, our daughter, marriage, and people we know and love.  


It has been moments like these when I realize her resolve to be who God created her to be.  


Moms need to know that. 


I am saddened by our culture's ranting against mothers.  Today we hear how motherhood is a burden that you can take or leave. 


Motherhood has never been a burden to Betty.  N-E-V-E-R  While it hasn’t been easy, the truth is, it has never nor will ever be easy for anyone.  


Surveys in 2022 noted that moms feel overwhelmed. shorturl.at/auzH3  Covid, coupled with inflation and job instability is pouring gasoline on the fire.  


What can you do? (Moms or Dads) 


Prioritize and use the word “NO”.  Once you have determined that motherhood is your calling, not a job, then you have the freedom to say no to distractions and time stealers. 


Love first.  Love your God, your husband, and your kids.  But love yourself too.  That means making sure you are doing your best to care for your body, soul, and spirit. 


Marriage helps.  I know we live in a world of divorces and broken homes.  But your spouse is there to love you.  Frame what you need to them, don’t tell them how to do it.  Too often we try to recreate our spouse into our own image. 


Let’s pray


PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I need You. Give me wisdom and clarity on how to be the best mom (or dad) I can be.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  AMEN. 


Photo by Imam Muhaimin on Unsplash

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