Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend!!

Can you tell it's almost Mother's Day?  From television commercials to in store displays, to radio and newspaper ads encouraging us to get the right gift for mom, this holiday is special.  I've found some fantastic things relating to Mother's Day to post about through the weekend about moms, so please check back! 
But one of most important things on Mother's Day is to remember the blessing of being a mother.  "Children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward." Psalms 127:3.  Motherhood can be described as a ride in life that takes you to depths of love, caring, worry, fear and other emotions never before experienced.  The responsibility of shaping and caring for a child is a monumental task we've never been faced with before becoming a mom. Being the source of love, trust, discipline and knowing what we live out day to day in front of them, will live on for generations. That's a lot of pressure!  But the joy that the returned love gives is also indescribable.  I found a challenge over at Mom Life Today where a list of 20 things I love about being a mom was shared.  I'm going to give it a try here, listing the blessings I have found in being a mom.

1.  Being the object of unconditional love. They love me in spite of myself.
2.  Hearing how much teenagers love home cooked meals.
3.  Blessed to hear "it's a boy" - three times and wondering "what will I do with all boys?"
4.  Sitting in the bleachers, year after year, cheering on my guys in sports.
5.  Musical concerts performed just for me from the back seat of the car.
6.  Learning how to mingle grace in with teaching/discipline.
7.  Allowing the Holy Spirit to change me to make me a better mom.
8.  Greetings from teenage boys when they come  home, especially the 'whats up nod".
9.  Sunday afternoon lunches - hungry boys and a big meal - memories around the table.
10.  Playing ball in the yard.  Baseball, soccer, football!
11.  Taking bicycle rides in the evenings.
12.   Hearing from the teenage boys "You're such a girl"!
13.   The challenge of passing along table manners.
14.   Learning early to let each son be his own person.
15.  Taking pictures after a fishing trip.
16.  Hearing "thanks Mama" after a meal.
17.  Being reminded of what I said earlier - they were listening!
18.  Looking forward to what the future holds for them on the threshhold of manhood.
19.  Getting a glimpse of how much God loves us.
20.  Still being the one they run to with injuries when they are 'all grown up".

Before the celebration of Mother's Day gets underway, be encouraged to stop for a moment and thank God for His gift of being a mother!

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