A couple of days ago, I was getting ready and noticed my MOM charm was upside down on perfume tray.

It said WOW. Mom upside down is wow.

What a word, right? It’s huge. It brings an undeniable smile to our faces & swells our heart, doesn’t it?

Wow! You look amazing!

Wow! This meal is delicious!

Wow! What a beautiful photo!

Wow is huge.


 Wow!!! You’ve cleaned, worked, diapered, read, cooked, fed, prepped, dropped off, picked up….. You wake up before everyone else & fall asleep after everyone has been bathed & tucked in.

Wow. You’ve dealt with criers, screamers, tantrum throwers, food tossers, crawlers, destroyers. Then, you hugged, kissed, cuddled, wiped, and read.

Wow. You’re dealing with a lot and continue to deal and thrive in the beautiful chaos of these little people who need you, who want you, who depend on you.

Wow. By the grace of God we do daily. We do a lot. We do when we don’t feel like it. We do when we feel like we can’t. And, we do it because we love doing what we were created to do.

Wow. You’re juggling the demands of your job and the stresses of the day, and still manage  to smile and love on your children.

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Psalm 128:3

As mothers, we are the life of our homes. And, our children are directly impacted by the amount of life we have. That’s a lot of responsibility but by the grace of the Lord, we are able to live with joy and peace regardless of the situations we find ourselves in. We are created to endure for the sake of our children, and it’s our responsibility as mothers to make sure that we are able to provide life for our children. A life that will be the foundation for a Godly, confident, honest, and productive person. Someone honorable and trustworthy who understands the importance of good character and treating others with kindness. If we are barely functioning, we cannot serve our homes in the way God calls us to. We are going to deal with heartaches and we will have to the endure some pretty rough circumstances at some point in our lives, but the Lord can redeem and restore us… he strengthens and encourages us to focus on what is true, right, praiseworthy, and noble. He encourages us to think on Him & we are to live a Christ centered life. If we are always looking towards Jesus, while life will still be hard – it won’t consume us or break us. No matter what we’re dealing with, we’re still able to be the supportive, loving, kind mamas we dream of and that our children deserve. We are still able to thrive in our roles.

 Mama, our family loves us. They need what was especially placed inside of us. Those babies wailing and tugging at you are doing the best they can to communicate how special and important you are to them. Even when you’re worn out and exhausted, up to “here” with it all & overextended—– just look at those little faces and say, “Wow.”

Wow. What beautiful gifts we’ve been given to nurture and show love to. To teach, discipline, and guide with love and respect.

Wow. What a joy it is to have the opportunity to serve our God in this way.




  1. Shanika Henderson says

    Beautifully written!

  2. sheridanj2015 says

    I love this!!

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