Have you heard it said a mothers work is like the work of twenty, but she works for free? Katharine Hepburn said, “As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.” Although KH was speaking of working out of the home, my work is being a mother, so my payment, my prize, is the greatest treasure of all… LOVE! I must be the richest woman alive.
I think those women who work outside of the home would still agree that a child’s kisses and wishes are worth way more than her paycheck. Today, I am getting paid in LOVE to pack bags, fold underwear, scrub countertops, feed mouths, love, entertain on our road trip, cheer on my child at her volleyball tournament, encourage, high-five, LOVE, kiss boo-boos, referee arguments, find lessons in mistakes to teach, LOVE, feed mouths some more, sing at the top of my lungs, embarrass, LOVE some more, and give hugs and kisses. And do it again for another God given gift of 24 hours. And it’s all worth it.
If I leave this world and have done nothing else but let my children know they are loved, than I have done what I came to do. I hope to get to the other side and hear, ” Well done my good and faithful servant. Well done.”
Proverbs 31:27-31 “She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.’ Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.”