Sometimes our role as a wife, mom, an organizer of all things important - heck, just as a woman - can feel pretty thankless.
We speak words all day long. We train. We pour. We plan. We invest.
But in the midst, we starve ourselves. Of gratitude, appreciation, and affirmation that's needed along the way. The behind the scenes work wasn't meant to feel lonely. He whispers to us all the while.
I can manage a whole day without allowing God to speak to my heart about how He sees me. How He views every detail of my day as important and utterly valuable to the Kimgdom.
Somehow I think that lofty recognition is better than knowing my God loves the service no one sees.
The behind the scenes moments when mama is on her knees pleading with God for her family while the rest of the house sleeps soundly.
Or the moment of complete exhaustion that just "might" allow for a 10 minute power nap, until a beautiful voice from another room pleads, "Mommy, will you play with me?"
Thankless? Tired? Broken? He sees.
We make a standard for ourselves out of the outward - that which can be applauded in public or posted on social media. But behind the scenes moments- when you are doing the thing day in and day out simply out of your love for Him...
That moves the heart of God.