The Day After Mother's Day

By Brittany Rust


Yesterday I had the honor of celebrating my first Mother’s Day and what a beautiful honor it was. I spent some time while Ryan grabbed my favorite takeout—Indian—to scroll through photos of Roman. Seeing his little face mature through the timeline of photos had my mama heart overflowing.

Yesterday thousands of moms were celebrated. Brunches were had. Gifts were given. Family time was in abundance.

But what about today? And the next? And all the days after?  

I want to speak to your mama heart today and remind you that you have the most important role on the planet. Each day you are making a deposit into another human being in a way that no other person can. Raising up a child to be a God-honoring, hard-working, kind and compassionate person is no small task. 

I know motherhood may seem unappreciated and hidden many days but your investment is worth far more than anything else your child(ren) could receive. Honestly, each day should be a celebration of you!

But now that it's back to the everyday diaper changes, school drop-offs, dinner preparations, and homework aid, perhaps you feel lost in it all. 

I want you to know today and every day that you are the most important person in the world to your kid(s). You have value, worth, and purpose in a way no one can unless they're a mother. Your role is special. You are needed. 

Today, if you're looking for the next big thing, take this to heart:

Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
— Galatians 6:4-5

You are more than what you do as a mom but their is nothing that has a greater reward. I want to explore identity beyond motherhood in a later post but the honest truth is, what you do in this area of your life is incredibly significant. Sink yourself into the mundane. Embrace the hiddenness. Don't look at everyone else and their life; appreciate what you have in your home. And do your absolute, creative best with your role as a mom!

Embrace the snuggles. Cherish the smiles, Capture the memories you are making each day with the one(s) entrusted into your care. Your mama heart is needed and your absolute best is always honored as they flourish in this world.