Reader Comment = Tears

I am weeping…God truly can use the unqualified for His purposes!

Jacki shared this with me tonight…

Tracy, I’m typing this with one hand as I nurse my fourth child who is four weeks old. The others are 6, 4, and 2. So needless to say, when the focus on the family broadcast came on the other night (while I was bouncing a gassy baby and chanting “this too shall pass! This too shall pass!”) I got teary eyed as I heard you describe that moment on the stairs where you and your babies were all crying at once. I ate up every word of both broadcasts and have been devouring your old blog posts while I nurse since then. This is why: I am a “Martha” through and through and highly gifted at To-Do lists….all the while kicking myself for not BEING with my kids more. Although the Lord has been speaking to me for years about “being” more than “doing, your story of the widow, the challenge to have “To-Be” lists, the encouragement to have fun, etc…it’s all been so timely for this weary heart. I have been thinking differently the last several days and suddenly find joking, funny things come out of my mouth when before I would have been too quick to get stern. I played Lego today while my unfolded laundry sat (and still sits) on the couch..and I was the one who dumped it on the floor! All this is just to say THANKS for being faithful with the message God has given you: I am one of those moms out there that received from Jesus because of your courage and obedience! Bless you!

Wow…just wow – thank you Jacki!

To God be the glory!

Here is the Focus on the Family – Tracey Eyster broadcast.


  1. Lena says

    Tracey, Thank you for posting Jacki’s comments. That is exactly where I was until I listened to the broadcast on Focus on the Family! Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t thank the Lord enough for your healing message!

  2. Rachel says

    Yes thank you so much for all you’ve gone through, and the honesty to share with others.

    I have three kids one 5 one 3 and one 1 1/2 so life is so busy. The to do lists seem so long I can hardly breathe sometimes, but I really want to take the time to really play with my kids. I decided to spend time with my little 3 year old yesterday while the other one was asleep and just sit with her while she watched Hi 5. When my eldest son came home from school, she went and played with my youngest so I could do homework with him… normally she is all over me and demanding that I give her attention. Then when Dad came home, he commented on how good she was… Dinner was then so easy to make without someone at my feet.

    I pray that I can make good memories with them now and that I will stop “putting them in the other room” so to speak, while I finish my to do list.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *