"Christian faith opens its eyes, looks upon all these insignificant, distasteful, and despised duties in the Spirit, and is aware that they are all adored with divine approval as with the costliest gold and jewels. A wife...should regard her duties in the same light, as she suckles the child, rocks and bathes it, and cares for it in other ways: and as she busies herself with other duties and renders help and obedience to her husband. These are truly golden and noble works." Martin Luther
This is another quote that I think I am going to post where I will see it frequently.
"Sleep is important, and we should welcome opportunities for rest, but sometimes God has not allowed for us to have as much sleep as we think we need. If you are the tired mom without any outside help, the faithful mother who is teetering under the weight of sleepless nights and a challenging schedule, be encouraged! Pray and trust God, knowing that He is in control. Be assured that neither your efforts nor your tears have gone unnoticed by our wise, good, and powerful God; plead for His strength and mercy. He will give you the rest needed to accomplish His will, as He promises." (PHDfG page 56)
I need to remember this when I am sick of Lamb 2 waking me up for the 3rd time in one night to "put my blanket on me".
I won't comment on the rest of these quotes. They seem to not need any explanation. They are all very good reminders for us.
"Your burdens will seem lighter as you allow Him to carry you. The hours of sleep may not always be the number you would choose, but they will be enough-He always gives us enough. Give thanks to God for His provision, for the life He has given you, and for the family He has entrusted to your care.
Remember, this season of caring for little ones is fleeting. When we are in the midst of diapers, minimal sleep, and challenging days of training, it sure doesn't seem like it, but it's true! Relish these precious moments-remembering this too shall pass." (PHDfG page 57)
"Use good judgement in managing your activities and your resting time. Often we have grandiose aspirations for all we think a mother should be accomplishing. You don't need to accomplish it all this week-or even this year." (PHDfG page 61)
I will try to post more from PHDfG next week.