The Other Momma's

I want to complain.
Really badly.
Complain about how my husband is away at work much, much more than I would like. 
One day off is simply not enough for him and my heart is just plain weary of it.

I will stop there.

Stop because we have healthy, lively children who we prayed for years on end. 
A warm, joy filled marriage that fills my heart. 
A lovely home, food to eat and while we live on a tight budget we are never in true need. 

This life has struggles. Mine are nothing in comparison to many mothers tucking their children in tonight while wondering if they will be evicted soon. Where will their next meal come from? Will they have to stay in the hospital another night with a sick child?  Will their father ever be in their babies life? 

Tonight, I pray for those without fathers and husbands. Those whose hearts are heavy with the weight of a sick child. The single mom, the lonely mom, the mom who is working two jobs to keep a roof over her kids heads. The mom who fears she is not good enough. The mom who has no one to talk to or lean on. No one to watch the kids just so she can go get milk in peace. 

Here is that moment we look into our souls and feel full.  When I complain about a house full of toys, dishes, unstuffed bears and cereal on the floor I forget about those other moms. Granted, my days turn into nights much too quickly and too little gets accomplished regularly.  BUT my husband is a present, silly, loving father who is helpful around the house, makes me laugh and is oh so sexy ;) God has given me more than I deserve and I am so, so very greatful. 

When I have draining, long days (or weeks for that matter) I hope to take a moment and breathe a prayer for the momma who is there with me, but doing so alone, with fear or heartache.  May Gods face shine upon her and grant her peace tonight.
"Come to me and I will give you rest—all of you who work so hard beneath a heavy yoke. Wear my yoke—for it fits perfectly—and let me teach you; for I am gentle and humble, and you shall find rest for your souls;.." Matthew 11:28 NLT


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