Monday, May 17, 2010

Just A Mom

I was in Walmart Saturday (which I think there should be some kind of award for that!)
when I overheard two ladies chatting, who apparently hadn't seen each in awhile. ( I am a major people watcher so I can't help but take these sights in . . .) And as women do one of the ladies asked the other 'what do you do'.
Her answer may or may not surprise you.

 She said 'Oh you know, I'm just a Mom'.

 I tried to hide my smile and fight the urge to go and hug her!
I've described myself like that-recently in fact.

 Just a Mom.

Well on my drive home I began thinking of all the reasons why we do describe ourselves that way, which lead me to thinking about all the women who were 'just' something.

Eve was just first.

Mrs.Noah was just a wife standing by her man.

Jochobed(Moses mother) was just a mother trying to save a baby.

Sarah was just an old lady.

Rachel was just weeping for her son.

Rahab was just a prostitute.

Hannah was just a lady praying for a baby.

Bathsheba was just used.

Ruth was just a widow.

Naomi was just a mother in law.

Esther was just an orphan.

Mary was just a girl.

Anna was just waiting for her Messiah.

Martha was just busy.

Mary Magdalen just a women who knew what she'd been delivered from.

Priscilla was just a faithful follower.

Maybe your 'just' is something you don't think can be used.

Just divorced, just lost a child,  just lost a job,  just a single person, just a women with a career, just uneducated,  just a mom.

I'm so glad the Lord looks at my 'justs' and sees what only He can do with them.


The Hillbilly Housewife said...

Wow, Angie, What a nice thought! I am going to pass this along, I hope you don't mind?

Angie said...

Thanks-and I'd love for you to share with others!

Anonymous said...

I often describe or think of myself as "just a mom" too. Why? I don't know, because it is one of the most important jobs/priveleges we could have. God gave us His children ro raise & to glorify Him. What an awesome calling! I needed to be reminded of this! Thanks Angie. I am so thankful God does use us right where we are!! :) Jill

Tanya Moyer said...

Hi Angie - Finally got around to adding you to my bloglines feed. So glad I did! I, too, am guilty of just thinking of myself as "just a mom". But I don't think of David as "just my husband" or K & L as "just my kids". So considering how much I love them, I'm so glad God doesn't think of me as "just a mom" and can use me as He sees me!!

Angie said...

Tanya, I love how you put that about your kids and hubby!
Thanks for following :)

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