Thursday, May 14, 2009

dEEpLy, mAdLy in LOVE

This morning (this post has been a post in progress...started yesterday, finished today) I was reading this (blog) devotional from Proverbs 31 Ministries titled "Am I Messing Up My Kids?" Very honestly, there are days moments that I wonder if I am doing the right things for my kids...I feel totally drained, physically and emotionally. I ask I being too hard, am I expecting too much, are they being held accountable and becoming responsible. The list could go on.....I am probably not alone.

As a mother, we want our children to leave our nest ready to face the world.

As a mother we know how tough the world is, and we want our babies to be tough and ready to take it on.

As a mother, we want to protect our precious ones from the heartache and hurt that we had to go through to get us where we are today.

In all reality, it is the a little of the pain and the hurt that made us tough mommies ready to take on this world ourselve and raise our most precious earthly possessions.

Now I know that this battle will rage on in our minds, but I want to share some encouragement with you. My sweet friend Wendy shared this scripture yesterday in her blog...isn't it funny how God puts all these things in your day, and at the end it all comes together to make some kind of sense.

Psalm 46 says "Be STILL and know that I am God. I will be exalted in all the Earth." He has created these children as His wonderous works. God is in CONTROL of these kids...if we only submit them to his tender, loving care. He is more kind, protective, gentle and loving than we could ever hope to be. Call on His NAME in those moments of desperation. He is our STRENGTH and our PROVIDER, and He will not leave us.

As I was getting ready for bed, Robby was in the bedroom working out (YUCK!!) with the music playing. The song Dont Blink by Kenney Chesney was playing.
Don't blink.

Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife.
Don't blink.

You just might miss your babies growing like mine did.
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your "better half" Of fifty years is there in bed.
And you're praying God takes you instead.
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think.
So don't blink.
Life goes faster than you think.

As I listened to these words it brought my day full circle...moments of desperation, God's words being placed in my heart, realizing that I am not alone and I will make it through this journey of motherhood, and remembering how precious my babies are to me and I am so deeply, madly in love with them....and my amazing husband.
My dear friends, know that you ARE a wonderful mom, and your children will be just fine. You ARE a Proverbs 31 woman. You are strong. You are bold. You are noble. You are full of wisdom. Finish the race. Keep the faith.

How could one not be deeply, madly in love with these these cuties??? Have a great weekend. Be blessed...remember, don't blink!!!


The 3 M-M s Mom said...

Well you are right, I often wonder the same. I don't know if I am doing it all right, but I try hard. They may not have all the extra things in life, but they have the things they need. BTW I love the picture of Cydeney with the coke bottle in her hand. She is adorable. I wish I could just squeeze her. Well I will be posting again soon, cause today was Field Day, so I have some new pictures. Love you! Have a wonderful weekend! Love those babies for me!

Anonymous said...

You are a blessed woman and yes our children will rise up and call us blessed if we are faithful to Deut 6...train and teach them and then love the Lord with all our hearts. I have been spending time in prayer just reminding myself to trust the Lord b/c they are His!!