Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you!!!

I know today is a happy/sad day.  Some of you dread this day because you are desperate to be moms and it hasn't happened yet or maybe you wonder if it ever will.  Or you lost a child. Or lost your mom.  
Or you are a single mom and don't have anyone to give you a break or help. Or your husband is serving our country and away.
Praying that you find joy in today anyway. Know you aren't alone.

And for those of you who are moms - it is the BIGGEST thing you will ever do.
It is your GREATEST mission field. 
It is the most wonderful AND the hardest thing in the world. 
I'm glad we are all in this together! 

 Me and my girls on this precious day.

We are some gold sandal loving fools! 
 I look at this and all I can think is Ephesians 3:20.

God really is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine. 

If I am any kind of mother - I owe it to the mother I was lucky enough to have.  And the grandmothers I was blessed to have.  (And we are lucky to also have the two best grandmothers - Nonny and Gigi!)

I love to look back - here are all my mother's days.  I have found that nearly every Easter I wear purple and nearly every Mother's day I wear blue or green. I'm so weird. 2012 we were a bunch of sickies and stayed home so we were in our pj's.  It's hard to believe just how quickly my girls are growing.

{and 2011 reflects pretty much the state of our home for that year. ha! Adjusting to two was not easy. But now I wouldn't trade it.}

I'm not a "gift" person.  I always tell Scott not to get me gifts. Instead - he is giving me the gift of an afternoon to myself.  I'm watching a few shows on netflix and then I'm going to hit up a few of my favorites: Sonic, T J Maxx and Target.  All by myself.  I LOVE my people but I also love a few stolen hours of quiet time! :-)  Then I'm ready to start back on the job fresh again!!!

My challenge to myself as a mother is Deuteronomy 11:18-21 (teaching God's word to my kids):

“Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol on your foreheads.Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your fathers.

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