This week the word for Five Minute Friday is Purpose. I have actually been working on another blog post that ties into this word and I thought the posts for this would be similar, but it didn’t really end up being quite the same. Anyways, it was still fun. If you want to join in check out Kate’s blog.
I have been struggling a lot with what my purpose is right now as a mom and a stay at home mom to boot. When I was serving in the military it wasn’t hard to explain your purpose. People who were serving next to me understood what it meant. Civilians from the outside at least were in awe of your sacrifice if not truly understanding what it all meant. Family and friends were proud of what you had done or accomplished.
But moms are different. The story we tell often goes unnoticed. You know how when you go to a big event and everything goes smoothly and no one ever really thinks about the countless hours that go into making the event happen. Or even the additional people at the event ensuring things continue to run smoothly.
But then when there is something wrong. People wonder why there wasn’t enough planning. Why did the event not foresee the problem at hand. How could they have prevented it before it happened.
Motherhood is a lot like that. When you are doing a good job and raising your kids to be functioning members of society no really notices. The hard work, tears and effort, just go unnoticed. At least that’s the way it feels sometimes.
But I notice you and I notice the purpose you are doing day in and day out. It is hard and it requires probably more than you can give, but you can do it and when you look back it will all be worth it.