Tuesday, September 21, 2010

True love

 ...is balancing a breast pump on your knees to pump milk for your 3-month old in a bathroom during a work meeting outside of the office.  That's two trips to a cramped stall to stare at the back of a badly painted turquoise door and try not to fall asleep while listening to the monotonous whir of the motor.  While sitting hunched over on a toilet seat.  In dress clothes and heels.  And then asking the cafeteria ladies to store it in the refrigerator.

Some days the only thing that keeps me going is thinking about this sweet little face.

Tummy time ~ for Candace

In addition to encouraging me to spend some quality "tummy time" with Hannah to encourage her physical development, my friend Candace has also been encouraging my spiritual development lately.  It's so easy to get bogged down into the everydayness of life when you have little ones and feel like picking up, giving baths, folding laundry, changing dirty diapers, and cooking macaroni & cheese for the 100th time has taken over your very existence.  She should know -- she has three little ones at home, ages 5 and under, including a new baby.

One of her recent blog posts reminded me that God recognizes all the little things we do for the benefit of others and that we should approach even the most mundane tasks as if we were doing them for Him:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
~Colossians 3:23

Thanks friend.


Candace said...

Yay for the tummy time!!! Well done, Hannah and momma Jenn. :)


I'm convinced that mommas who have to do such things grow in love at warp-speed. It's not small and it's not unnoticed. Giving of yourself like this is a BIG deal.

Love you.

And PS- I'm coming the first weekend in October. Get ready for a visit! I can't wait to squeeze that sweet little Hannah!!!!

Whetstones said...

She's looking a little less like Lucy and more like her own person. But that look on her face does kind of remind me of Andrew!

the mama said...

oh my that face. sooo precious.