Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Today was a great day! I got to spend the entire day surrounded by loved ones and most importantly hanging out with my two little guys! The weather held out just long enough that we were able to cook out on the grill! Yum!!
One of the greatest things about my day was the gift I got from my oldest son. It was a wooden flower, chaotically painted with an adorable picture of him in the middle!
Can I just say- that was the BEST gift!
I would take that little flower over any diamond in the world!
He was SO proud of it and it is something I will truly treasure forever because it came from his heart!
You know you are a mommy when a little-painted-wooden-flower brings you pure, inexplicable joy!!!!
We went to church this morning and the sermon was wonderful. The Pastor who was speaking was just a few years behind me, so I had known him as a kid/teen in youth group.
He was talking about a time when he was around 6- years- old and he was riding his bike. He noticed there was a large crack in the pavement ahead of him and he was concerned about damaging his bike. He worried about the crack so much that he ended up crashing his bike before he even got to the crack.
He talked about how he scraped up his knee and his arms and how in his 6 -year-old mind…he was going to die! 🙂 He went on to say that he watched his brother run home to get their Mom. Soon he saw her running to him like a hero, swooping him up into her arms like “I’m going to save you”! She took him into the house and tended to his wounds. Soon he was back to playing, back to normal…thanks to his Mom.
He went on to admit that his recollection of the event was from the perspective of a 6-year-old and that it really wasn’t as dramatic as he had likely perceived.
The point was…to him as a little boy – Mom was his hero! Mom was his nurse, the one who could heal all wounds with a kiss and a Band-Aid. Even though she was likely just walking briskly to him – in his mind she was “rescuing” him!
When I stopped to think about it, we have many “catastrophes” in my house on what seems like a daily basis. Someone falls and scrapes their knee, someone gets a splinter, a finger is pinched…Something always seems to be happening.
My typical response is – I’m sorry buddy, let me take a look. Oh, look at the boo boo…let me kiss it. Ok, here is a Band Aid…I am so impressed how tough you are! 🙂
In a moment’s time they are off and playing again.
I usually think of it as cute or sweet; how a simple Band Aid or Kiss can cure so many things!
Today though, I realized that to them…it isn’t always cute or sweet; to them it is a big deal and I am their comforter!
It is funny how different things can appear from one perspective to another.
I love being a mom!
The love I have for my kiddos is a love that I can’t even describe!
Being a Mom encompasses so many emotions and so many feelings. Your kids become your heart! I am pretty sure that if an x-ray was taken of my heart…both of my boys names would appear! 🙂
With this comes all of the emotions. Being a Mom can be: amazing, hard, frustrating, terrifying, overwhelming, wonderful, happy, sad, annoying, blissful and so many other things. Often, as a Mom, you feel like you are failing…miserably.
Today, this showed up on my news feed on Facebook from Proverbs 31 Ministries:
Good mamas who feel like failures…
You have the exact qualities God knew your kids would need in a mother. So, each day, hold up your willingness and ask God to make you the best version of you that you can possibly be.
– Lysa TerKeurst
How great of a thought is this! How reassuring and comforting!
“You have the exact qualities God knew your kids would need in a mother”.
Whether your child is biological or not…God knows you and God selected YOU for your child! He knows that you have what your child needs and that you are more than sufficient in all ways for your child! YOU were chosen for your child and your child was chosen for YOU!
God doesn’t make mistakes!
So when being a Mom gets hard or you are just having a rough day; rest assured you will succeed because you have the qualities your child needs!
You are your child’s hero!
Your kisses and Band Aids are magical :-)!
Your cuddles can cure anything :-)!
You are your child’s Mom…and there is no greater title or honor on this earth!
So enjoy what little is left of the day and know that your little miracles see you as their miracle too!
You are amazing…
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”