Monday, September 16, 2013

A Momma For Today


I used to worry.  Kind of like a pig stuck in the mud, I wallowed around in the muck of worry and anxiety.  I can say that.  I lived it.  It stunk.

Then something crazy amazing happened in my life.  Four precious princesses walked through the door of our home straight into my heart.  13, 5, 5 and almost 1 (tomorrow).  My life turned upside down, right side up.

As foster momma to these precious girls, I have no idea what tomorrow may hold.  "How long will they be with our family?"  People ask all the time, meaning well, and I have no answer.  Maybe another day, a few more months, a year, this momma heart has no way of knowing.

Straight up in the midst of a year of battling to know.  of dealing with the uncertainty of it all.  of worry trying to hold tight to my heart.  God washed it all away with this ...

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own."  - Matthew 6:34

In all honesty, I knew this verse, highlighted like a rainbow, knew this verse.  I could quote it. sing it.  talk about it.  But when I read it in the midst of our foster adventure this year, it took root and I began to live it.

My girls need a momma for today.

A momma for today, to change diapers, fold laundry, and scrub pots.

A momma for today, to hug them, sing with them, and tuck them in at night.

A momma for today, to wipe runny noses, kiss skinned knees, and give extra snuggles.

Tomorrow will come.  I'll be ready for that day.  But my home simply needs a momma for today.  And that I can do.

And as always, I would be crazy honored to have you link up with momma notes.  I jot some on Mondays, but you can link up any day of the week (I get the momma, filled to to the brim, schedules)   Just mom.  Sharing our notes.  Creating a melody.

15 comments:

Lisha said...

This note struck a major chord in my heart today. Thank you!

~Lisha :)

Jamie said...

Darlin', at the risk of sounding cliche, you inspire me!! I am in awe of how you've opened your heart and home to these princesses. Heaps and heaps of blessings upon your day!

Missy said...

I just discovered your blog through MamaGab's Link Parties page and I am looking forward to reading more! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my post with your readers too!

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Wow! I truly admire you taking on those beautiful girls when you already have children of your own. More power to you, and God bless!

Alicia said...

Crying here as I read- don't know why, but this post strikes a deep cord.. maybe because I have been overwhelmed lately with "tomorrow". But you make it sound so simple. Jesus keeps it simple. Just love the ones He gives me TODAY. Oh, thank you friend, thank you. Your words were sheer grace to this weary mom today. Blessings as you love those princesses well.

Cheri said...

Wow- thanks Sarah. I really needed to hear this today. Grace and peace to you!

Sharon said...

Really great message, Sara.

I love how God teaches us in such very practical ways how to take it *one day at a time*. After all, we are to pray for DAILY bread. Tomorrow's manna will come...

GOD BLESS!

Missy said...

I shared your post and link-up on my Facebook page :) Thank you for your lovely post!

Chasity said...

Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful blessing you are to those girls! Beautiful post!

jviola79 said...

Beautiful! How very true - may we be the best "us" that we can be for today. For that is what is exactly needed. So glad to have read this. Thank you for hosting this link up as well!
Blessings,
Joanne

Denise said...

Bless you beautiful.

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

How blessed you all are!

Crystal Green said...

This is true for any momma. Not just one who is a foster parent. We all need to realize that we have no guarantees about what tomorrow will bring us. We need to be the best Mom, wife, and friend we can be for the time we are given to be it.

Worrying and stressing only holds us back from being able to do just that.

Sandra at Precious as Rubies said...

You stopped by my blog this summer and left me a comment, somehow I overlooked it and ran across it tonight. So it lead me here to your blog and lets just say that this post is a lot of what I've struggled with in the past couple of months. It's so easy to worry about what's going to happen next week, next month, or next court hearing. But when it comes down to it, all we are here for is to love these kids and show them what a real family is! Thank you for such a great post! Also, I'm happy to be your newest follower!

http://preciousasrubies.blogspot.com/2013/10/saving-money-buying-clothes.html

Heather said...

Great post, Sarah! I'm Heather and I was hoping you would be able to answer a question regarding your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)