Role Call

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 13:16 -- Joyce Long


My four-year-old just stuck her head in the doorway,
checking on me - to see that I’m still close by.

I should tally some day how many times I hear that single, beautiful word.

Anything from “Can you come here?” to “He’s taking my Legos!” might follow.

It’s plain to see I’m wanted, needed, sought after 24/7.

As counselor, referee, comforter, snuggler.

Most days variety adds spice to mothering.

To others, it adds chaos.

But always I keep coming back to God’s wondrous plan: “Be fruitful and multiply,” and I embrace that calling with my whole heart.

Oh, better run, there it is again,

“M-o-o-m-m . . . “

~Hope Byler

Women's Devotional Image 2012-07-25 09:17