Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Jody says I need to blog... Okay! I'm blogging. It's 1:00AM and I've been up every 40 minutes with our sick little doodlebug, but I'm blogging. :) It's now officially my 3rd Mother's Day and I've been reflecting on not just how thankful I am for the moms and grandmas in my life (and I am!), but how grateful I am to get to be a mom to these two amazing little girls.

Every day I get to spend watching them grow and learn is such a gift. I love seeing their personalities come into play when they are interacting with others. I love their little quirks and the crazy things they think of! Seeing them love on each other is just like an added bonus! I feel so blessed that I have a front row seat to their lives and that I have the privilege of teaching them about someone who loves them more than I ever could.

My friend Jody was talking to me about how we are sanctified by our kids. Um, yeah. If you've been a mom for five minutes, you're nodding your head. If your child’s ever announced that "You forgot to pray!"or reminded you that "It's not okay for you to talk rudely to your husband" you know what I'm referring to. Then there are the moments when, after being careless with my words, I'm apologizing to Jenell and she reminds me that "It's okay, mommy. Jesus died on the cross so God could forgive you when you’ve done wrong things.” Yeah.

My children are for me, such a tangible expression of God's limitless grace! I can space dance class, accidentally break a favorite bowl, fail at being perfectly consistent in my parenting or just have a hard day and I know they won't hold it against me tomorrow!

Motherhood is really hard sometimes, okay... a lot of the time. But I am so thrilled and thankful that this is my role... and that I'm not doing it alone. Yes, Tim is an amazing Dad, but I'll blog about him on Father's Day. :) I'm talking about God their Father. It's hard to think anyone could love your kids more than you do, but He does. And He loves YOU that much too.

I'm so grateful that He holds their sweet little lives in His hands and that He wants us to succeed at parenting. The job we have as mothers is SO important. Don't discount your role in expanding God's Kingdom! :) Whether you're wiping noses, reading bible stories, building forts, praying over your kids or just taking the time to listen to them, you are showing your kids who Jesus is and the ways He loves them. Doesn't get much more important than that.


Beautiful Mother's Day Song