to lift up the mamas

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

All mamas need some encouragement now and again. Most mamas need it more often than not. Sometimes my words flow eloquently, and I can speak where it’s needed most. Sometimes I’m overwhelmed just like everyone else, and I rely on the encouragement of others to pull through… Here’s the posts that have helped me pull through this past while…

The Lie I've Eaten - Sarah Markley: “I’m pretty sure I’ve been fed a lie that I’ve eaten, gobbled up, slurped up and digested. It’s a lie that tastes really good, looks even better and goes down easily. The lie was that I needed become more than a mother….”

In which the daily life can be fearless in its own way too - Sarah Bessey: “Just more. More coffee. More cleaning. More books. More mess. More toys. More noise. More need. More kissing. More laundry. More bills. More doorbells ringing. More meals to be making. More kilometres to be running. More love. More joy. More peace. More star gazing. More rain falling. More sparrows arriving. More leaves blooming. More more more moremoremoremore….”

Pleasantly, I’ve discovered I’m not the only one who feels like this about children and spiritual life and baptism and all of the magic. Not to mention the shared affinity for Once Upon a Time and my predilection to share the deeper spiritual story of that very TV show with everyone I know. Megan Tietz shares my heart with her words -

dinner table theology and why I am The Worst - Megan Tietz for A Deeper Story: “And then, as often happens when I talk about our spiritual beliefs, I feel myself standing outside of myself. I hear the words coming out of my mouth even as somewhere deep inside, I hear myself and I think this all sounds very cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs….”


This: liturgy - the beautiful due. No text for this; it’s a poem that you have to click through to read. This is the most profound, most beautiful thing I’ve read in a very, very long time. This is the truth I’ve been chewing on with my husband, my friends, my sisters. If you need validation, read this. This is exactly right.

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