Friday, September 14, 2012

{ Five Minute Friday }

Five Minute Friday

I'm comfortable with my nose to the grindstone. I feel like as long as I'm accomplishing something, I have value.
Funny thing is, I often get so caught up in the nitty-gritty of the daily tasks I'm hellbent on crossing off my checklist...that I lose sight of why I'm doing them.
All my life I've dreamed of being a stay-at-home mom. I just knew that's the best fit for me...that's been the "goal" you could say I've been working toward all my life. And now I'm there.
So easily.
I'm so focused on the endless diapers, the continual nursing sessions, the bouncy chair-swing-Ergo-activity gym loop that I forget the glory in the mundane, the beauty in taking care of this helpless, needy little sweetheart. I swore I'd never do that. I promised myself, as a single woman with no "prospects" on the horizon, that when I eventually reached that mythical land of stay-at-home-mommyness, I wouldn't forget what a blessing it is--how much I love it.
Daily I have to remind myself: Focus on the big picture. Jesus redeems even days spent dealing with nothing bigger than stinky diapers and rattles, because I am taking care of this little one who bears His image.


  1. For sure - you may not feel like it every day, elbow deep in diapers, but you are one lucky, blessed girl, and mothering children who bear His image is a beautiful thing!

  2. Lovely, Nikki. Really nicely done. Interesting balance to both focus on the big picture - and at the same time, learn to see the small pieces of redemption in a day filled with dirty diapers and toy-strewn floors. Sometimes focusing on the small beauties make the big picture easier to find again.

  3. p.s. I'm liking this '5 min Friday' thing - you are a talented writer :)

  4. Ah, beautiful! I also tend to be accomplishment oriented. Thanks for the reminder.