Sunday, December 26, 2010

Teach Them Well

Her little nose cold and runny from the temperature outside. I wouldn't trade this life of mine for anything. You see I don't have to be a mommy. I could just be a woman with many kids but I'm 100% mommy. I love the wet clothes that pile up by my front door as the kids come in from playing in the snow. The puddles that pile there are from the precious babies that I adore.
I have a passion and my passion is my family. I love keeping home. I love
driving a big red van that has old french fries from last week squished between the seats.

I see him walking and I know that one day he will walk away from this farm and start his own life but for now I get to walk beside him and keep him safe. I get to hold his hand and tuck him in at night. His footprints in the snow on this farm will melt and unless you sell yourself out and just be engulfed by your family you'll miss the small prints they leave behind. Don't miss it. Be their biggest fan... hug them so much that they run from you when they see you coming... then run and hug them some more. Don't let them leave without missing the love that you have poured into their life.

Help them enjoy the small miracles God puts in their life.
Teach them to love God
Teach them to love their daddy
Teach them to love each other
and they will love you.
this takes daily work though.
Working through squabbles without taking
sides and teaching them to be friends that will
last a lifetime.

Be kind and gentle.
Don't raise your voice.
This year, start off by saying what
you have to say calm and loving.
Practice until you get this right.
Love is patient, Love is kind.
Be kind..Be fun...
Be happy and let your
kids see you being happy.

Teach them to carry each other through the day...
Remind them everyone has bad days and when your brother
or sister is having a bad day help them carry their burdens.
Turn them to the Lord in every situation.
Sing. Sing. Sing.
Teach them songs that promote love and harmony
surrender yourself as mother
and have fun.

When you learn to love in color your kids will notice
and you will not mind the puddles on the floor
or the clothes piled up high. The meals will become
a banquet and the mess a safe haven that you get
to be a part of.
Be Thankful..

Enjoy them.
Smile at them.
Tickle them.
Be with them always and when
the day comes and the seasons
change, they will be
with you.

My days are very full. I grow weary. I have sickness,
I have health, I get through a day one day at a time just
like you but I have these beautiful faces
that need me to be happy, thankful, and trusting..
They don't expect me to be perfect and perfect I'm not,
but I'm trusting in the unfailing love
of a Savior that loves us all.

To God be the Glory for such beautiful smiles.


Our journey following Christ said...

Reading your blog lowers my blood pressure and always has a way of bringing everything into its proper perspective.

Thank you for that.


Simply Bonkers! said...

What a beautiful post. Well written, as always.

Chantelle said...

Brought me to tears. I need to work on this so much. Thank you for the holy challenge.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

Renata said...

Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us! We surely are blessed to be mothers!
You have a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful reminder of the blessings of being a mommy!

Sarah said...

What wonderful gifts we mamas have been given! May we treasure them even more in this comeing year!

Rachel said...

This post melts my heart and helps me realize to love the small moments that could otherwise be passed right up!

Mrs. Stam said...

Oh this post made me smile from ear to ear :-) Beautiful, Your love for your family and God is contagious!!!!

Jennifer P said...

Beautiful post. Taken to heart.

I don't mind the french fries either until someone tries to eat them a few weeks later...


Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Oh my, I stumbled on your blog a couple of weeks ago and felt led to just save you on my toolbar. (I almost never do that) I don't even remember what I read that made me do that. I now know it was this post! It is beautiful! I love your heart!!!

Would you be open to me putting the words to this post on my blog, with links back to your blog of course. I try to encourage mamas on my blog and I find this to be beyond encouraging!! Let me know what you think. Feel free to check out my blog, so you know who's asking. ;-)

Kim M. said...

Because I love reading your blog...

I awarded you with a Stylish Blogger award. Details on my blog. It is a tool to bring my readers to your blog. However, please don’t feel pressure if you aren’t interested in participating… as it is time-consuming to follow the directions.

Nabila Grace said...

Beautiful words of encouragement and love. Thank you for this post! I needed to read this today.


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