May 19, 2008
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!