“The hardest part of writing is writing.” – Nora Ephron
I love this quote. Thank you Nora. Simple and to the point. I’ve been writing words lately in the too few nooks and crannies of my life. I’ve chased words and stared at the blank screen. Frustrating. I’ve had words find me when I absolutely had no time or place to write them down. I then quickly forgot them. Also frustrating. I desperately want to write words that matter and move hearts closer to Jesus. Some days, I just don’t have much left to give. It has not been easy. But who says God’s calling on your life is supposed to be easy?
“The hardest part of mothering is mothering.”
See it works here too. My life is a crazy mix of mundane and beautiful. Laundry? Mundane. Girls who tell you they love you? Beautiful. I don’t do the mundane well and at times I mishandle the beautiful, too. Frustrating. Mothering is hard. Also, frustrating. I desperately want to move the hearts of my girls closer to Jesus every day. Some days I don’t have much left to give. It has not been easy. But who says God’s calling on your life is supposed to be easy?
Girls, we are way beyond living easy. We get to live grace. And the beauty at the end of the day is somehow it works. I mother. I write. I make dinner. They say prayers at bedtime and I am being sanctified by Jesus through it all.
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