My favorite post from January was the one in which I remembered that moment. I had examined my big, protruding belly one last time, watching in amazement at her form shifting from one side to the other under my skin. A few moments later, I was gazing into the deep dark eyes of that sweet beautiful face and holding a 7-pound person who had everything she needed to survive and thrive outside of the womb.
As a stay-at-home mom, I often do the same things over and over: I empty the dishwasher. I sort the laundry. I cook the mac n cheese. Everyday.
And in all of those moments that seem so mundane, I have lots and lots of Moments of Meaning. Often with my kids or my husband, or a friend. That's what makes me not just an ordinary mom, but an everydayMOM (Moments of Meaning) mom.
I add a little of my job skills to my life as a mom by trying to create order in our often chaotic lives. I know that my work DOES matter because I'm doing the job God gave me to do.