Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!  I hope that you are enjoying this day with your kids doing something fun and special. I like holidays like today because everyone stops and takes time to reflect on what is most important in life, our relationships. I am so blessed to have a mom that would do anything for her kids  and I don’t know what I’d do without her. I love you, Mom. I’m also blessed to have a mother-in-law that treats me like her own daughter, I love you.  God has blessed me with 2 healthy kids that I adore. I can’t wait to see their hand made Mother’s Day cards and getting sweet kisses from them!

This weekend, I have been reflecting on my life as a mommy. I have allowed myself to remember and enjoy moments of joy. I have not allowed myself to drown in mommy guilt, as we moms like to do to ourselves. I never feel like I do enough for my kids.  I love that my kids are still young and love cuddling and hugs from mom. I fear the day when they don’t think all of the affection is cool. But for now, I enjoy it.

Tonight, I crawled around the floor giving my 3 and 5 year old kids piggy back rides. We were playing dinosaurs. I always get to be TRex and chase one of my kids while the other ‘baby TRex’ gets a piggy back ride! This is what being a mom is all about, playing with your kids and hearing them laugh out loud! Isn’t it?

Take time today to enjoy your kids, young and old. They are a gift from God. We have a responsibility to raise them with love. They look up to us and are counting on us.

Mother’s Day Quotes and Poems

Here are some quotes and poems that I really enjoyed and thought you might too.

Oh, to be this woman that the Bible speaks of…it’s something I strive for…

Proverbs 31:10-12 and 25-31
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. (NIV)

Elizabeth Stone:
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

Chinese Proverb
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

Reflective Poem

Dear Lord, it’s such a hectic day
With little time to stop and pray
For life’s been anything but calm
Since You called on me to be a mom
Running errands, matching socks
Building dreams with building blocks
Cooking, cleaning, and finding shoes
And other stuff that children lose
Fitting lids on bottled bugs
Wiping tears and giving hugs
A stack of last weeks mail to read
So where’s the quiet time I need?
Yet when I steal a minute, Lord
Just at the sink or ironing board
To ask the blessings of Your grace
I see then, in my small one’s face
That you have blessed me
All the while
And I stop to kiss
That precious smile

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