She makes the appointments.

She packs the car snacks.

She ensures the diaper bag is restocked with diapers and wipes before heading anywhere.

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She takes them to get haircuts and ensures they don’t need to move up a size in clothing.

She sings their favorite songs, cooks their favorite meals, and reads their favorite books.

She wipes their little tears and ensures there are no monsters under the bed.

She often gets lost in the non-stop scurry of changing diapers, washing dishes, planning grocery trips, cleaning up spills, signing them up for activities, and making sure her home is in order.

She tends to little hearts.

She often feels overlooked and mundane to the world.

Mama, sweet mama—He sees you.

He hears your silent cries to protect and raise your babies in His name.

He sees your heart that longs to raise world-changers.

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He sees that longing for a minute of peace and that heartache when you’re away for a second more.

Your tasks might feel overlooked, but He sees every act of service. He hears every prayer. He longs to dry every tear.

For being a mother is one of the greatest missions of all.

Originally published on the author’s Facebook page

Lizzy Christian

Lizzy Christian is a toddler-chasing, coffee-sipping, firefighter wife, and vacuuming enthusiast who has a passion for writing. She is the founder of the Fire Wife Chronicles, which is geared on topics of motherhood, marriage, faith, & first responder family life. Lizzy received her undergrad in Crisis Counseling from Liberty University and her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University’s Graduate School. She is a two-time NYC Marathon finisher and avid runner, and former School Counselor and Athletic Director. Lizzy married her high school sweetheart and together they have two sons and a daughter. Visit www.lizzychristian.com for additional resources and upcoming projects.