Sunday, May 12, 2013

Motherhood

     God chose me to mother six children.  I am blessed beyond measure.  It was fun to watch my babies smile for the first time.  I love seeing them learn to do something, like jump or read or walk downstairs without assistance or falling.  I enjoy the wonder in their eyes as they watch the birds fly, look at the moon at night or see the animals at the zoo.  I like to watch them enjoying the playground or making s'mores in our backyard.  My children are special and I love each one of them.
     Motherhood isn't always easy.  There are days when the whining and crying is constant, no matter how cheerful and joyful I try to be.  There are days that I pray my way through, just to get to bedtime.  Some days I seem to spend disciplining and training every moment.  There are days when children don't feel good and I have have to figure out the best way to care for each one throughout the day.  There are days when I feel like I am at the end of whatever I have left and wonder how I can manage for another hour or even how I can manage the next day.  Many times by the end of the day I feel like I have nothing left.  The job is hard, but God chose me for it and I will struggle to do my best and depend on God to do the rest.
     Through all the trials, I find joy.  I can't imagine my life without my children.  I enjoy seeing when they get the idea of what I am trying to train them to do.  It is fun to listen to them tell me about something they enjoyed.  It is an honor to serve my children daily, though I may not always remember that at the time.  It is a pleasure to work together and have the satisfaction of a job well done.  I am their mother and I want them to grow up to be the best children anyone could want.  Therefore, I will strive to enjoy each and everyday.  I will train them so they will one day be able to leave home and have an idea of what they are supposed to do.  I will spend time smiling at them and listening to them.  I will try not to get angry and if when I do I will try to handle my emotions in a God honoring way, so my children will see the love of God in my life.  There may be moments when I wish I could drop everything to leave and get away from the stress of the day, but I can't imagine ever staying away.  I love my children and I want to be the best mother that God has enabled me to be.


My Dad and Mom with all 6 kids.  April 24, 2013


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2 comments:

  1. Hi Suanna! I enjoyed reading your thoughts on motherhood. Thank you for sharing :)

    on another note, I'm reposting last years' Hidden Art posts over on my new site, and every week I think of you.

    Blessings!

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  2. You have truly been blessed, not only with a beautiful family, but with a heart that wants to serve them well. May God continue to honor that desire! Thank you for linking up with me last week at Walking Redeemed!

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