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MOMentum*: The Mother’s Fight for Patience

*MOMentum is a new feature of Ordinary Mother. My hope is to harness the power of the gospel to impel us forward in our pursuit of biblical womanhood.

This poem is my attempt to capture three different seasons of motherhood that require patience and one all-encompassing motivator and sustainer of patience: the cross of Jesus Christ. It is inspired by my own desire to grow in this fruit of the spirit, particular in my mothering.

A Mother Fights For Patience

Do not climb there.

Don’t touch that please.

Stay in your chair.

Eat your egg-ies.

One hundred times

She says these things

It’s five past nine

In the morning

She must delight

In ones so dear.

How will she fight

For patience here?

***

Stop touching her.

What is that noise?

Get the plunger.

Pick up your toys.

One hundred times

She says these things

From morn to night

Fighting siblings

She must delight

In ones so dear

How will she fight

For patience here?

***

You should have called.

Don’t use that tone.

What’s at the mall?

I want you home.

One hundred times

She says these things

It’s one o’ nine

In the morning

She must delight

In ones so dear.

How will she fight

For patience here?

***

She bows her head

And lifts her gaze

Sits on her bed

Solemnly prays

The Spirit then

Reminds her of

The patience in

The Savior’s love

With hungry crowds

And Pharisees

Disciple’s vows

Caesars’ decrees

With shouting Jews

And soldiers’ scorn

Beaten and bruised

A crown of thorns

Nailed to a cross

At Calvary

His words to us

Echo loudly

Father, forgive…

…you’ll be with Me…

It is finished!

Why do you weep?

Infinite times

He says to us

Remember my

Glorious Cross

He does delight

In ones so dear

He won the fight

For patience here

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7 thoughts on “MOMentum*: The Mother’s Fight for Patience

  1. Once again, thanks for using your gift to encourage us and thanks for meditating on the gospel as it relates to REAL life and then communicating so effectively for the rest of us.
    You know this is going to make it on girltalk. 🙂
    love you,friend.

  2. Your words really brought a good shock to my heart.
    It’s a great reminder of how my mothering truly reveals
    my desperate need for grace and mercy!
    ~thanks . . .back to that meatloaf . . .

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