Drowning In Redundancy

Written by: Cindy Morrone

“Mommie, mommie, mommie, MOOMMMiiiiieeee!” X a million times a day X two little ones.

I can remember how, at times, I would be so frustrated in hearing my name called all throughout the day; all day when they were little!!

At times, I’d forget.

I’d forget how and how long it took to become a Mommie.

7 years of infertility, a failed adoption, a lifetime of barrenness.

We can hear things over and over again and read things over and over again and yet, we can forget their significance.

It’s only when we are reminded to stop and look and listen, that these timeless truths can help bear our burdens once again.

I was reminded of this; this very week.

Fast forward a few years and now those little ones are not so little anymore.  Mommie has changed to Mom.

Now being a foster family for a few years it is time once again to say good-bye to a precious one.  Another that has a forever place in my Mama heart.

The loss wants to overwhelm and attempts to hide the blessings of this very day.

Loss tends to do that.  As I consider the cost; the gain goes unnoticed.

Yes, I’ve heard these Scriptures before.  Over and over again. Redundancy turned unessential.

But wait; stop and read them one more time; letting their burden carrying capability unfold.

 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Matthew 6:34

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”  James 4:14

Wherever you may find yourself this very day, notice.  See what your blessings are. Hold them tight and hold them dear for we never know what tomorrow will bring.

Be in the moment. Love those in your today. Cherish the every day moments.

Blessings to you and yours.