December 19th, 2019
TUCKED AWAY IN A MAMA’S HEART~
“But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.”
There are so many emotions tucked away in a mama’s heart. The older she gets, the more that heart fills~
It fills with all the precious memories of days gone by. It fills with the pictures of tiny faces declaring their love. It fills with thoughts of arms once full, that now are empty.
It fills with wonder at why she wanted time to go by so quickly and stop~
all at once.
There are happy emotions and there are sad. There is the knowing at how life can turn out, and having to watch her children make decisions that she knows will have consequences. Choices that she made herself. Warnings that she wants to give because she has lived it.
There are pleas to the Father to hold them close and not let go. To protect them and give them hearts that are always listening for His gentle whispers of love.
Each step in a mama’s life is a new journey. As she looks into the face of her tiny baby child for the first time, she suddenly realizes how loved she truly was by her own mama. But until she takes that next step, she doesn’t understand her mama’s heart today, this very moment, and all the emotions it contains.
Someday she will.
Someday she will be looking into the tiny eyes of her children’s children and a flood of yesterdays will rush over her as a flood of tomorrow’s take their place.
And she will know so much of what those tomorrow’s hold because she has a heart of wisdom from days gone by.
Her children may wonder and worry as each new step is taken in this journey of motherhood. But dear daughter, she has lived it and breathed it. She has witnessed your future up until this point.
Like footprints in the snow, she is leaving a path for you to follow. With age she has realized more and more that the farther away those steps take her from the days she held you in her arms, the closer her steps are to her Savior. There is a sweetness that comes with each step. A peace and a comfort she longs for you to have.
Because she is no longer making her own footprints, she is walking in His.
She trusts in the path He is leaving her. She knows she no longer has to make her own way, but can blindly follow the leading of a Father who knows what is best.
Walk behind her in her wisdom,
Walk beside her in her age.
And just as you grasped her hands so tightly as you took your very first steps, don’t let go~
No matter how old you are~
Hold on to her hand now as she leads you forward
He is leading her as she is holding His.
Ponder the path you are leaving for your children and your children’s children. ❤️
Psalm 33:21, 56:3-4,
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