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Article – Thank you for your Holy Work
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Article – Thank You for
your Holy work
I want you all to know you are my heroes.
When I was reading the Typical Day posts on the blog,
I was exhausted. I know you all work hard, but I could
appreciate you even more after hearing about your
day. One of the points that came streaming through
was making time for your children at the expense of
your own needs and even sleep.
I want to challenge you today to see
your work with your children as holy work. God chose
you specifically to be the mother to your children,
no one else. He decided you would be the “perfect”
mother for your children. Pretty amazing and scary
at the same time, isn’t it? When you take care
of your children, you are taking care of God’s
children that he entrusted you with during this time.
You are showing God’s love to them when: you
stay up late with a sick child who continues to throw
up and you hold their head, when you sit with a teenager
who had their first break-up, when you care for a
child who loses a pet, and when you do the normal
day to day care of a child. You are doing holy work
in taking care of your children.
So, today I want to say a big Thank
you for all you do. You work at home and you work
outside of the home. You love your children even when
they are unlovable. I want you to know no matter what
the church or society says you are doing a wonderful
job. Believe me, I know it doesn’t always feel
When I talk about motherhood as holy
work, one of the most important things we do is point
our children to their heavenly Father. Our children
need to see us seeking God’s wisdom and not
the world’s. No matter what we do, we want to
create homes where there was never a day that our
children did not know Jesus and what he has done for
them. I love to see when my children understand Godly
principles. One day when I’m not here (hopefully,
that will be a long time from now) my children will
not have me, but they will have God and his faithfulness
that is unchanging.
So, I salute you fellow Christian Working
Moms. You are wonderful, children of God who day in
and day out show Christ love to your children, your
family, your co-workers, and the world around you.
Thank you. I want to be the first one to wish you
a Blessed Mother’s Day and may you celebrate
by getting some rest.
Did you ever think being a Mom could
be so much fun, so tiring, and so inspiring? I don’t
know about you, but I don’t think you can ever
prepare for being a Mom, it is constant on the job
training. I’m thankful my heavenly Father is
always there and at work in my lives and my children’s
Till next time,
Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the
Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage
and Family Therapist. She is the author of 2 ebooks
and founder of CWMU. For more information, you can
find out about a free, initial coaching session send
an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com.