Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Overwhelming Joy

Everyone to whom God has given wealth, and possessions, and the power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil-this is the gift of God. For he will not so much as remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart." ecc 5:19

"Blessings like children, are not weightless. But if you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil, God will give you the kind of overwhelming joy that cannot remember the details.

Motherhood is hard work. It is repetitive and sometimes menial. Accept it. Rejoice in it. It is your toil. Right here. These are their faces. Enjoy them. The days of life are supposed to be filled with things like this. Joy is not giddy.

It's is not an emotional rush-it just happens when you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil. So rejoice in your children. Look them in the eyes and give thanks. You will not even remember the work of all of this planting when the harvest of joy overwhelms you!"
-Rachel Jankovic

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