Saturday, May 11, 2013

My Mother

 Happy Mother's DAY!


How  very thankful I am for my mother!!

The one who has taught me so much. Who has been an amazing example that I can follow. Who has worked to instill in each of her children a love for the Lord and His Word! Who exhorted and encouraged us daily to do the right thing, and follow the right way. Who has shown sacrifice and love more than anyone I know.

I am grateful for a virtuous, wise mother whose children truly "rise up and call her blessed"! 

This is a sweet poem that is a wonderful depiction of a good mother. 

My Mother

Who sat and watched my infant head
When sleeping on my cradle bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed?
My Mother.

When pain and sickness made me cry,
Who gazed upon my heavy eye,
And wept for fear that I should die?
My Mother.

Who taught my infant lips to pray
And love God’s holy book each day,
And walk in wisdom’s pleasant way?
My Mother.

And can I ever cease to be
Affectionate and kind to thee,
Who wast so very kind to me,
My Mother?

Ah, no! the thought I cannot bear,
And if God please my life to spare
I hope I shall reward they care,
My Mother.

When thou art feeble, old and grey,
My healthy arm shall be thy stay,
And I will soothe thy pains away,
My Mother.

Ann Taylor

I'm blessed to have a mother like this!

Being a mother is an amazing, wonderful responsibility and privilege! Until you've experienced it there's really no way to describe the awesomeness of it!!

Holding YOUR baby in your arms for the first time, realizing that they are the combination of you and the man you love!

Having them look at you with such trusting, loving eyes. Feeling their soft, sweet smelling skin. Seeing their little itty bitty fingers, ears, lips, and nose. Realizing how God made them in nine short months to be the perfect beautiful baby! Oh the miracle of it all!

 Sure there are days where not all is such bliss. Days where it's not easy. Days where you feel like quitting. Times where you need plenty of sacrifice. Times where you need to be everywhere, and moments where it would be nice to be nowhere. Moments where you need the patience of a saint.

But the good thing is that it stretches us. Makes us dependent on God.

I never realized just how much I need the Lord as I have along the journey of motherhood. Children have so many needs...physically, emotionally, educationally, and spiritually. Each need causes me to draw closer to God. Asking Him for wisdom, and seeking Him to guide me and teach me.

My bundle of energy!

Love sweet kisses from them!
I pray that I may be a godly, virtuous mother and teach my children to love each other and mostly LOVE the Lord! Serving HIM with their WHOLE HEART!!  

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