This is my “Concordia Mom” mug.
Sometimes it makes me smile. Often it causes a little tug at my heart. Occassionally, it brings on a slight wave of naseau. Always, it takes me before the Lord in prayer!
As mothers, we will never, ever be out of a job. Never. As long as I shall live, I will be drawn to go before the Almighty in prayer for my “babies”. It can be quite a chore at times. If I’m not focused directly on Jesus, I can’t seem to finish a prayer before I find myself deep in “problem solving”. It takes a very concentrated effort for me to pray for my kids sometimes. Oh, but I am drawn to do so. That is not to say that I always feel like it. Sometimes it’s just plain tedious and I want to move on into my day. I can pray as I go, of course, and I often do. But that is not the same as being still before the Throne, interceding for those precious fruits of the womb…who can be such stinkers sometimes.
I purchased this mug at my big boy’s school in August, when I left him there…all alone…without me…by himself….alone.
I could have chosen the T-shirt for all to see (I am a proud momma, ya know), but when I saw the mug I knew I had to have it. I love to have a cup of cream and sugar with a splash of coffee in it during my quiet time and I am picky about my mug. It has to be large enough, but not too big. It has to have a good handle that allows my whole hand to get a good grip on it. I want no dinky little handles that require the pinky to stick up…those are fine for tea, not coffee. Last, but not least, I want it to mean something…my mug can bring back a fond memory or reminder of a fun trip or maybe just cause me to reflect or ponder something I value. Whatever. I just like things to be quaint, by golly, especially if it’s too early to be up and I’m grouchy about it.
This purple mug fit the bill on every count. I didn’t anticipate the spiritual value it would hold for me. I suspect that it will remain my morning companion for the remainder of my boy’s college basketball years. It reminds me that a mother’s work is never done.