III John 1:4 "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."
I LOVE being a mom!
Do I always get it right? No...that would definitely be a 'no.' Wish I could say 'yes!'
In fact there are some days I feel like a complete failure by the end of the day. (I would imagine every mom can testify to these feelings!)
I have been really busy these past couple weeks, so today I had the privilege of snuggling with my 14 month old baby boy and watching "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," reading books on the bed to my 5 year old daughter when she came home from kindergarten and watching my favorite 9 year old buddy show off his basketball dribbling skills out in front of the house.
This was a great reminder for me that kids do not need a million 'bells and whistles' to feel loved. They just need us as moms to stop everything else for a moment of time and share in their 'happy' that day!
What is important to them? Do we stop and ask...just looking into those little eyes, putting aside all distraction for a moment of time and really listening? (and our kids know if we are really listening, don't they?!)
So...when you have days like mine, your 'To Do' list is screaming in your head and there are things all around the room trying to grab your attention; here is a thought...
The 'stuff' around us will seem so drastically important in the moment, but it will all get done somehow and life will go on. God reminded me today that the little people in my life need to know every day that I love them, need to know that what they have to say and how they feel is more important to me than my 'stuff' and need to be reminded every day that...
I LOVE being their mom!!
Thank you, God, for this reminder!