In The Side-lines- You Will Be Heard


Do you hear that?

It is a humming and drumming of voices and noises– and they tend to blend together.. where you can barely hear the voice behind it any more.

This is my life – Chattering Children, Cell-Phone’s ringing, baby monitor is buzzing, grocery store check-outs, baby fussing, instruments practicing,  tap shoes on a hard wood floor, and there is no hush.

When there is silence, my ears ring.  They almost hurt.

It would be different if I was attending a Sports Event and had a set of ear-plugs for the occasion- but that would be silly here at home.

Why- The children wouldn’t know what 2 + 2 =, or the baby would be crying for me, and I wouldn’t know.  No ear plugs.

The noise I hear is just a part of what noise belongs in my life.

Did you realize, Moms ? –  That even though we live in the fore-front of every thing in our lives-  Cooking, Cleaning, Teaching, Driving, Husbands, Errands, Friends, and Co-Workers,,,,,

We are making a NOISE of our own.

It is a rather silent noise.

I call it “A Whisper of  Hope.”

We are in the Side-lines,,, watching this game – called life- with no ear-plugs to drone out the noise that comes with it.

We are cheering on those we love- like a spectator at a game.

Wildly excited for the prospect of success, love and character for our Children, Jumping up and Down with enthusiasm for our Husbands happiness, peace and commitment, and investing hours into the game of Diligence for them all.

It is not heard out loud.  We are not drawing attention to ourselves with Brightly colored Team Shirts that yell- “I am Mom, Wife and Friend- Cheering YOU on.”


We are on the Side-lines…. watching the score as we give everything we have to make a win for our Father in Heaven.

So, While we tune out the noise with a deaf ear… and we carry on with our whispers and prayers of support and Hope….

Remember, that in the Noise and Fluster of the Day- Someone hears you.  And that Score-Keeper is the One that Matters.

Press On- Faint not.  Even in the Side-lines.

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    January 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    tooooo true..I have always said that moms are the be the Heart of the Home..beat beat…beat beat… as moms we can help to set the atmosphere in the home and in our families.. they look to us to see what our “noise” looks like.. are we encouraging and enthusiastic,, or grumpy and frustrated.. chances are given just a small amount of time,, if we are portraying a grumpy attitude.. our family members will follow suit… So it is our job but more so our privilage to set the stage for our family and how their day will begin and end..
    Huge undertaking some times..but God has given us all that we need to accomplish it..

    Great Post.. thanks for sharing.. Keep makin that great noise…

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    January 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you for the encouragement and reminder of what noise I am to make!

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    January 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for this encouraging post! I needed this today!

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    January 7, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    What a wonderful post! so encouraging to us as moms and as women. thanks! 🙂

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    January 17, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Truely encouraging. Thank you

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    January 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    have had a hard week with lots of NOISE and KIDS and this has post made me rethink my days and how I’ve been treating those precious gifts…I just went up, woke up and hugged my kids (except the baby, he’ll be up soon enough). Tomorrow is a new day and a new attitude for mom to wear.

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    May 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I think you’ve already got your title =)

    I just have to say your kids are super-adorable!

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    Trina Holden
    May 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    pretty much drooling at the very idea. 🙂

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