May 19, 2008

The Harvest
Mom's, take heart! Although sometimes you think a harvest will never come, I promise you, it will. As a Mama with grown up babies I can so well remember the days of frustrations and tears, and I'm talking about mine, not theirs! lol There were so many times that I would have feelings of inadequacy and doubts over being a good Mother. Too many times I allowed those negative thoughts to "creep" in and overtake me. I doubted if I even had the wisdom, skill, patience, and trust to even produce such a harvest. To be honest, sometimes things were so bad that I would have just settled for a tiny little sprout :o)

There were so many times that I felt like a failure and would even question the Lord as to why HE would entrust these precious children in my care. It was especially during those most difficult times that I would spend a lot of time on my knees. Through tears I would ask the Lord to give me wisdom, and also the strength to carry on. Because the Lord gave me the strength I had asked for, I kept planting those seeds. So, day after day, year after year that's exactly what I did. And in order for those seeds to grow I tended to them, and nourished them each day. Along the way there had to be much weeding and pruning, but one glorious day, before my very eyes, I had indeed reaped a wonderful harvest!! And do you know what the good news is? YOU CAN, TOO!! Just keep on praying, keep on planting and keep on weeding. Provide those wonderful seeds some much needed nourishment, and before you know it, you will have reaped a wonderful harvest, too! And do you know what the best part of all is? You can then sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor, just as I am!


Anonymous said...

Susan ~

Such a wonderful posting!!

I just want you to know how much
your website means to me. I have
started at your first posting and
have read it all the way through.

This is my first time to comment.
You have been such a blessing to
me and I feel as though we have
so much in common.

Have a love-filled day.
Hugs ~

Mrs. C said...

Just what I needed today, Susan! :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Susan. I'm sure you know we've been walking through some very, very rough days lately.


Storybook Woods said...

Oh sooo true. I remember just holding onto this idea and hoping it really would come true. All my effort and tears would not be for nothing. Now I am see the fruit and am so glad I trused the Lord. Clarice

Donna Kay said...

Susan - thank you so much - I really needed that today - I have a 16 year old daughter - you know - sometimes......I think I am too hold to have a teenager!!!
Sometimes we just need to breathe and are so right!!!

Susan P. said...

Dearest Teri, thank you so much for such kind words, they truly touched my heart and brought a smile to my face:o) I am so happy that my blog has been a blessing to you. When I first started blogging I really didn't know which direction I would go with it, but God did, and he took me by the hand and has led me every step of the way. He gets all the glory!!

thehomespunheart said...

Thank you for this wonderful encouragement! You know that I've struggled in this way, and it is refreshing to read your thoughts!