On the same lines of being a mom is tough …
Being a mama is SO rewarding!
Back in March our oldest child and only daughter asked Jesus into her heart! It is so rewarding to see your children come to know Jesus as their Savior! To see them blossom into believers who have a faith all their own is so sweet!
We have family dinners together every night, and right now our kids are young so we are all together. We play this “game” of sorts called Hi Lo, we all go around the table and say our high part of the day and our low part of the day. Our 3yr old always says the same thing, and it is hilarious, in his cute 3yr old speech he says “my high part of day waaaaaaaaas, I fall on wock, I pee in unerwares, YOU TURN DADDY” . I love how sweet it is when they learn to have conversations and the silly things they say. How sweet it is to be part of this plan for their lives.
Today is our 3yr olds birthday (he is 3 today!) and this morning I said, “do you know what today is?!” he excitedly replied, “it your birthday, happy birthday mommy”. I laughed, and told him, no silly it’s your birthday. He could care less! But I thought back on 3 years ago today when I was bringing him forth in a “painful childbearing” and HOW SWEET that was. To become his mama, The Lord chose me!
Think we often forget that The Lord CHOSE you to be your sweet little peoples (or big peoples) mama! In all the craziness and business of parenting and activities and school, it is so easy to forget the blessing and sweetness of being their Mama! When we are down on ourselves I think if we would reflect on these simple truths:
We were chosen to be the mama to these sweet children (young and old).
You are the greatest mama they know. (I often tell my kiddos they are my favorite “insert kids name”) Everyone deserves to be someones favorite person!
God will sustain you! The Lord doesn’t gives us a trial that he won’t walk through with us and guide us along. I do think he will give us more than we can handle, but he will show us how to get through, on the other side we realize WITH GOD we can handle it.
You are the closest thing on this side of heaven your children will ever know of God’s love! I have heard it said many times that a Mother’s love for her children and vice versa is as close a replica of God’s love for us we can get this side of heaven. I FIRMLY believe it! My husband loves our children, but a mother’s love is just different!