Tell me about your family.
Our daughter: Daddy runs Chick-fil-A and flies an airplane, Zachary goes to high school and plays football, and Mom does—whatever mom does.
Insert gasp coupled with confused pigeon expression and you've nailed my response.
Now before I pinched that sweet little head off that thirteen-year-old neck, I paused, counted to ten, took a deep breath, and prayed. Then I laughed. Like really laughed.
Because I understood. It's not that she thought I was lazy, twiddling my thumbs on the couch—she just couldn't articulate what mama actually does. And you know what? Neither can her crazy mama!
What the heck do I do, anyways?!?
I care for my children and love my husband.
I tag team with my battle buddy and coordinate schedules, drop-offs, and pick-ups.
I pay bills.
I pour into my faith, my friends, my family.
I talk to Jesus—a lot.
Yep times ten.
That's what mom does. But to my girl—I'm just mama.
When asked about my relationship with God, I'm often as tongue-tied as my offspring. Who is God in your life? What does he do?
Ummm . . . crickets.
According to the Word, God is:
The Beginning and End
And so much more
But, as I stand tongue-tied, I answer honestly.
God is—well, He's my father. And He loves me.
Once I gather my words, I can move forward but initially, that's all I've got.
So, for now, I'll abstain from squeezing my darling until she can't breathe, and instead kiss her on the forehead thanking her for the sweet reminder.
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too. 2 Corinthians 1:3 The Message
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.