Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Amazing Job...

Mother's day was a special day for me! I got to enjoy it with three special little girls. They (as in Landon) gave me a sweet card and a potted hydrangea (which I have already killed after actually TRYING to take special care of it. Sorry Landon). We enjoyed chipotle for dinner and a vanilla cone from McDonalds for dessert.

I have recently started reading a book called "Don't make me count to three!" by Ginger Plowman. In short, it is a book about really reaching to the HEART where the sinful behavior stems from. It is full of practical advice to parents about disciplining our children in the way of the Lord. After reading through part of the first chapter, my heart was already convicted. The Lord has entrusted me with THREE precious little children. He has given me a very important and amazing job. He is also going to equip me with the skill and energy needed to accomplish this task of raising my sweet girls. This "job" is something I should be passionate about because "the joys of motherhood are rare and beautiful treasures that can easily be missed if we don't seize the opportunity to grab them". SO many times I have put the laundry, cleaning, shopping, and cooking before spending time with my children and just LOVING them. I have the ability to shape the person my girls will become. I need to take the time to LOVE, nurture, train, guide and build their confidence.

So today as I write this I am waiting patiently for all my little girls to wake up from their nap so we can spend a couple hours together before dinner. I hope I can be a Godly woman and mother to my girls. I hope they will see Christ in me and want to follow my example. Lastly...I am just SO THANKFUL that God has trusted me with 3 precious children who call me Mommy. I am so blessed.

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