Guest post: Cook. Clean. Repeat.

Over the next few weeks we have a handful of guest posters who have stepped up to the plate to share their thoughts on finding God in the mundane moments of life. Today I'm so thrilled to share a few words from Rebecca Wenrich. Enjoy!
As a stay-at-home mom to a very VERY active toddler and three puppies, a lot of my days look the same. Here's a glimpse...
My daughter wakes up super-early and comes to my room for a little more sleep. I get her a sippy cup of milk before she realizes she doesn't have one. After she wakes up, I get her dressed and quickly try to take the dogs out before they make a mess in the house.
We all have breakfast. We read. We play. We do preschool from home. Inevitably we watch something on the Disney Channel. We have lunch. Then we have the nap time fight.
While nap time happens, I try to straighten the morning's mess and get dinner started. She wakes up. I finish making dinner. We eat. My husband comes home. Before too long, it's bedtime.
The next day, we start again.
For me, at least, it is far too easy during these repetitive days to slip into the mindset of: what am I doing here? Am I making a difference? Is my daughter going to remember any of this?

But then I get little glimpses of what's going on in her little head and heart. When we're having a tough day and she says "don't worry, Mommy. God loves your heart." Or when my husband has been working for 12 hours straight and we both miss him and she tells me, "I know you miss my daddy, but I'm here with you." Or when she says, "Mommy - I need to tell you something. You will always be my mommy and I will always be your baby. No matter what."

I thank God for these moments that pop up in the middle of a hum-drum day, when I've just put away a shelf full of books for the 15th time or I've just tripped over the Thomas riding toy AGAIN. God uses this sweet child to remind me that He has not forgotten me. He directed my path and brought me right here - right in the middle of the laundry and the toys and the dogs and the mess.

And really, I wouldn't have it any other way. Now if you'll excuse me, it's time to start on the dinner while she finishes her nap. :)

Becky Wenrich is a wife, mom, dog-lover and Jesus-follower, though not necessarily in that order. She loves reading, hanging out with her family, and all things Penn State. You can follow along with her family’s second adoption journey at http://wenrichfamilyadoption.wordpress.com


Messy Mom said...

Awww, that is sweet. I know those moments.

Aleta said...

How wonderful to get those reassuring words from one of God's beautiful miracles!

Anonymous said...

@Messy Mom - she is sweet. And it's nice to know others have these moments, too!

@Aleta - she is such a miracle, because of Who created her and because of the way she joined our family. So glad she's absorbing these things!


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