Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
Today’s Prompt: Beyond
Most days it’s hard for me to look beyond the piles of my life to see the beauty that lies underneath. My home, a place where love, joy and peace are supposed to reside can often be a place of messy disorganization and utter chaos. As a full-time working mom, some days I don’t have the strength to truly see that underneath my messy life is a woman deeply loved and valued, no matter the state of her home.
To look beyond the baskets of overflowing laundry to see that I am a good housekeeper.
To look beyond the constant bickering of my children to see that I am a good mama.
To look beyond the stacks of dirty plates to see that I am a good nourisher.
To look beyond my husband’s tiredness and short temper so see that I am a good wife.
To look beyond the stacks of unpaid bills to see that I am a good steward.
God looks beyond my failures and shortcomings and sees a woman deeply loved and valued. He loves me despite my mess.