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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

I tell ya, I was so blessed on Friday. I had Mother's Day Tea first with the Princess in her class and then with my Little Man at his day-care. They both gave me little gifts that were incredibly special. But some of the things Sarah wrote were so touching. For instance, in her "My Mom" book, they filled in the blanks and drew pictures answering questions such as my favorite food, things I like to do, etc. But the ones that had my crying by the end of looking at my daughter's sweet creation...

"When my Mom daydreams she thinks about... God." (Ladies and gents, it just doesn't get any better than this!! To think that she sees me as someone who daydreams about God... I was speachless.)

"If Mom could have one wish come true, she would wish for... Daisy." (Yeah, right now, I probably would.)

So, I got to thinking, what does it mean to be a mom?

I think sometimes it's a job that we may not take seriously enough.

And other times, I think I may take it so seriously that I don't just sit back, relax, and play enough.

But it is, in fact, a job, a calling, with a mandate that I do take very seriously.

I take seriously my job to...

* raise children who know know the truth of who Jesus is and what He did for us on the cross and give them every opportunity to accept His gift of forgiveness in his infinite mercy and grace.

* raise these children to be contributing members of society.

* be the parent and guide them while they are young so that later on, we can be friends.

* be their protetor and one of the two humans on earth ultimately responsible for their safety (this includes being the bearer of an infinite supply of Band-aids).

* be their advocate when there is a problem that they can't handle themselves.

* be their teacher in things of God, life, and love.

* be an emotional support for them when times are rough.

It's a hard job. But it's mine. I plan to own it, do my best, take it seriously, and try to have some fun along the way.


Brittany said...

Wow, what an answer! It sounds as though you're doing things right. I hope that's what my kids see in me too. I enjoyed your list as well. I want those things for my children as well.

Happy Mother's Day, Donna!