Motherhood and homemaking can be repetitive and sometimes a bit mundane. We do the same things day in and day out. Get our kids up for the day (unless they tend to rise before you), make breakfast, get yourself and the kids dressed, attack the laundry pile, clean the house, pay the bills, grocery shop, feed the family, the amount of things we do throughout the day, or even the week, can be rather lengthy and repetitive.
Have you ever had a day where you wake up grouchy, irritable and overall lacking joy? As moms, we have a high-demanding job. Just reference that never ending list I mentioned above. We have a to-do and for the most part it’s the same every day, there’s that word repetitive again. Our kids are always making a mess, they fight us for naps or bedtime, sometimes they want to eat what you prepared for them and other times they refuse. It can be downright exhausting, especially when they test the limits at every turn. These moments can rob us. They can completely take away our joy, our optimism, our love of motherhood. But does it have to? This, is where we have to find joy in the ordinary. In all those ordinary days of laundry, dishes, cleaning, that endless list.
We have a choice to make. A choice every day, every morning to find that joy. To not let those moments that where Satan tries to take control of our life win. One simple way to start the day off right is to spend time with the Lord, both in time spent reading the bible and in prayer. Allow Him to help you transform your heart, to help you find that joy. Throughout the day listen to uplifting worship. Fill the house with music. Music has a way of finding your very soul and when you listen to uplifting music, your whole attitude is instantly uplifting.
What about being thankful for the little things in life. Take time to count your blessings. Whether it’s a smile, a laugh, an “I love you mommy,” your kids playing together or a clean and quiet house during a two hour nap. Finding joy in those ordinary moments is what makes motherhood worth it. You are an irreplaceable person. You’re needed in those ordinary moments because without you, there wouldn’t be those moments. Take time to find joy in your every day repetitive, sometimes mundane, wonderfully ordinary life. You won’t be sorry.