The point is, sometimes, mamas get tired. They just need a little hug. A pat on the back to say: “You are doing a GREAT job!” or an “I love you.” Or simply a smile that says, “I so get it. It’s ok; you’re doing fab.” Because from my mama’s heart, I know that most of us moms love our job to pieces…and in spite of diapers or snotty noses or, well, other “stuff,” we wouldn’t trade our babies for all the riches in the world. Wealth can only be accurately measured by the one who is counting.
Last time I checked, I’m the richest woman in the world. You can beg to differ if you’d like.
Just in case you know another tired mama who could use a simple gift. Or one you’d like to encourage this upcoming Mother’s Day. Or a dad who needs a little assistance in helping his children make mama feel special-we have a super easy and cute craft. Below you will find a NEW fun poem to help you spread a blanket of thankfulness over moms everywhere:
No matter the age or stage of your children, just like plants, you are investing in their wellness through your provisions. The time passes quickly and the opportunity to invest in lives is short. Enjoy every moment that you can soak up, tired mama. For soon they will be gone and your little sprout will have transformed into the fruit-bearing tree God created him or her to be.
So grab the free printable HERE and stop at your local art store for a green ink pad if you don’t already have one. Or you could use a green washable marker, color the tip of your child’s finger and do a quick fingerprint for the leaves.
Have fun! And Happy Mother’s Day!
— Rachel Wojnarowski is a wife, mom to 7, blogger and piano teacher. She and her husband, Matt, enjoy caring for their busy family, whose ages span 22 months to 21 years and includes a special needs daughter. Rachel leads community ladies’ Bible studies in central Ohio and serves as an event planner and speaker. In her “free time” she crochets, knits, and sews handmade clothing. Ok, not really. She enjoys running and she’s a tech geek at heart. Reader, writer, speaker, and dreamer, you can find Rachel on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and of course, RachelWojo.com.