"Here Maddie...You want this?"
"Oh mama, you're last bite?"
As embarrassing as it is to say now, it felt so good that she acknowledged that. My last bite, that last morsel of yummy goodness...I "sacrificed" for my baby girl because she wanted it. (pat on the back right?) But that isn't the only one...every day, every year, a sacrifice of time, patience, energy, desires, dreams, plans, etc.
On one hand, isn't that what a good mommy is "supposed" to do.
On the other hand, when can I just finish the last bite on my plate? :(
Often times I feel like the sacrifices that I have made and the things that I do for my children (as well as others, if we are being honest) go unnoticed and I don't like it. There are certain things that I do that noone will ever know about, and I accept that. I don't want credit for it; I do it and I don't mind if anyone ever really knows that the work or the sacrifice was mine.
But there are the others. There are always those OTHER times! Desperate for a word of acknowledgement. Or worse yet, "Approval"
'You did a good job'
'Thank you so much'
Colossians 3:23 says: "Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as (something done) for the Lord and not for men"
Do I live this? Can I live this?
I have to!And when I feel like I can't...there is grace! God's power to help me do that which I could not otherwise do on my own...