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|