The Mom Life: First {Day 30}

I sat down, opened my laptop, searched for the word prompt for day 30 while simultaneously opening iTunes for a little musical inspiration. The song and the word prompt had something very special in common. The word: FIRST

I wrote earlier that being a mommy warrants a permanent second place to my children. But who gets first place?

The rational answer would be my children or family and they do have priority but to be the best mommy possible and quite frankly the best me I can be, I desperately need to keep God first. To seek him first.

With all the demands of life, He sadly gets 5th place or worst on some days.

But on those days whether through devotional or prayer whispered from the depths of my heart microseconds before embracing the joyful morning shouts of my children I give him first place, I see a difference. Perhaps my circumstances are the same. Sometimes they may even be more difficult. But the level of peace and joy in my heart is different.

Being a mom is hard. It is a beautiful journey of growth more for me than my children I’ve surmised in the past few years. God is using these little years to do a wondrous work in my heart. If I will keep him first in all that I do I believe I will be able to look back in a few years and say: Look what the Lord has done. In me, in my children, through my marriage and friendships.

May I keep him first in all that I do and see what keeping him first does to make me the best mommy to my children I can possibly be…flaws and all.


This post is part of a 31 day movement. You can learn more about it here but the gist of it is that I take 5 minutes to write on a one word prompt that is provided following a theme that I have chosen. My theme is The Mom Life. So every post will center around my life and experiences as a mom and what comes to mind when I think about the prompt given. Hope you enjoy following my writing journey as much as I will love crafting the words. 

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Patty Parker

My name is Patty Parker. I write about finding beauty in the every day.

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