Ok, so I came across this Whole Mama Challenge and I decided to participate.
I thought it would be fun to link up with other mommy bloggers and get some content inspiration. So, every Tuesday I will post my thoughts on the subject given from the challenge.
Today’s topic? Shalom.
We all know what Shalom means, right?
Oh sweet peace.
But it’s more than that. Shalom brings wholeness.
As the mommy of a newborn babe, life can be a bit overwhelming and it’s easy to feel anything but whole. My hair is a mess, my clothes don’t fit and I don’t think I’ve been outdoors for more than an hour in the last two weeks. Also…
And on top of that, I find myself worrying. A lot.
Is he eating enough?
Is he sleeping enough?
Is he sleeping too much?
Why is he breathing like that?
Wait, is he still breathing?
Does he feel warm?
His feet feel cold… are his feet cold?
How many times did he poop today?
I don’t have any money. I need money! Anxiety starts to creep in. But then I look at the sleeping babe in my arms, so sweet and so peaceful.
He’s not worried. He knows when he calls out, I will be there to tend to his needs.
He has no need to worry.
And neither do I.
In my arms he sleeps, oblivious to my disheveled hair, ill-fitting clothes, lack of sleep and all of my worries.
I see his smile I hear the sweet sound of his breathing.
In and out. In and out.
Slowly, I feel my anxieties slip away.
This baby in my arms brings me an overwhelming sense of peace. When I look at his face, as he sleeps so peacefully, I can’t help but feel that everything is going to be ok.
When I’m holding him in my arms, overwhelmed with peace and a love I’ve never known before, I can’t help but feel whole.
This is my Shalom.