Tuesday, March 22, 2011

To Whom Much Has Been Given

“Ohhhh, I bet you’re busy!”
“I can’t imagine feeding all of those children!”
“You must have to be soooo organized!”
“How DO you do it?”

These are just some of the comments I get on a weekly basis…sometimes from the same people—over. and over. and over again.

I was thinking these over in my mind one night as I was going from room to room, picking up stray pajamas and toys…finding new messes…starting the bath/bed time routine…while knowing that I still had a counter full of dishes to wash and some laundry to fold—when what I really wanted to do was just sit down on the couch and crochet.  Or eat a bowl of ice cream.  Or both.

And then I remembered the Holy Spirit reminded me:

“To whom much has been given, much will be required.”

I have been given eight children (so far).

Much will be required of me.

Much of my time.

Much of my patience.

Much of my energy.

Much of my creativity.

Much of my resourcefulness.

Much of my self.

Much of my love.


  1. And I love that God has entrusted YOU to be their mother, how cool is that?!
    Keep on keeping on Melissa :)

  2. LOVE this....what a high calling you have!


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