Today I’m joining Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday. The rules? Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Today’s topic: REST
As a mamma of five – wow is that me? – I wonder if rest even exists these days. Even as I write Mr. Easy is crying because everyone left him on the floor and Little Miss Colonel is howling because she can’t have TWO fruit snacks. Do I ever rest?
Then in the way only He can, the Lord reminds me how rest is not always a physical respite but peace in a momma’s soul. I remember the scare of sick children and the horror when I couldn’t control a wayward toddler. My mind returns to a moment when my baby was not my own and only God could protect him and I know I’m at rest.
I rest in His assurance. I release my clenched fist and rest in the ability to let dreams fly. I thank the Lord for His gift of a gentle breeze and I smile at little paper plates, each one “decorated” by Scarfunkle with a monster truck, guitar or some other special picture for the recipient. My rest is knowing my children love eachother even though the dishes aren’t done. They are safe even though I can’t keep them from ripping the hood out of a coat they tried to airlift eachother from the deck with.
I rest because He does not and I see that our life, though not what I ever imagined, is full of joy no matter what comes.
Won’t you write for 5 min on REST and join us?
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