You know, you forget how much JOY comes from being a mother. You know, those items that are generally on a busy "to do" list?
preparing meals for the family
taking care of an 18 month old
mopping the floor
doing the dishes
playing games with your bored 5 year old
driving the kids around to their various activities
making the bed
Until these responsibilities are taken away from you, I think you forget how fulfilling they really are. This week, and especially today, having these things removed from my life has been really hard. These activities are truly where I get my greatest satisfaction. I'm trying to be patient, to enjoy the "break" and to use the time wisely for other things I can do. But that fulfilled feeling is missing at the end of my day.
I will be so grateful to load the dishes, mop the floor, and drive the kids around once the pain is gone. Until then, I will do what I can to fill my spirit and heal my body so that there will be such a day and so I can welcome it with open arms.