Today is mother’s day. at our church, our children’s director took the past few weeks and put together a fabulous video interviewing some of the kids and pieced together some of their answers. 2 of my boys were on the video. when asked if your mom was an animal, what would she be? the answer? a monkey, because she is crazy. when asked to give one word that would describe your mom… RIDICULOUS! yep! that was their word. when asked what is your favorite thing about your mom… “when she is mad and then she starts goofing around and she’s just… well… RIDICULOUS!”
that’s what my kids think of me! i’m ridiculous and i love it! i revel in it, enjoy it, exploit it. i am intrigued to know that this is their perception of who i am. it isn’t what i strive for, but it is who God made me. God. who has infinite wisdom. created me to be ridiculous. nice. it is different. sometimes it’s out of hand. sometimes it’s offensive. but usually, my heart is in the right place.
so today i pray for all the ridiculous moms out there. the ones who laugh when things are out of control, that find life in the dullest of parties, that bring laughter in the libraries, joy in the heartbreak, that light firecrackers in the darkness, that cause you to smile in the hardest times. i prayed for each and every one of these ridiculous moms that doesn’t feel adequate, doesn’t fit into the mold of motherhood, doesn’t feel good enough. i pray that they find others that embrace life with them, they find support for their decisions, they find wisdom to get through each amazing situation that God gives them. i pray they know that God has given them a place and a purpose in His works and His plans. i pray they get rest when needed and that love will surround them all day, all week, all month, all year.
Beauty is vain
but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised