Sunday, May 09, 2010

The hardest job you'll ever love!

There's nothing like being a Mom.  It doesn't matter how well you prepare for it -- you'll never really understand it until it happens to you.  And when it does, you know what it's like to have your heart walking around outside your body for the rest of your life.  Unsuccessfully you try again and again to not be "overly concerned"  when you have a sense that something may not be quite right with your child, or go off the deep end when you know for a fact they are in a dangerous situation.   There's nothing like how a mom reacts when something is threatening one of her kids.  I call it the "she-bear anointing."  :)   At times when I've been scolded about worrying, I retort, "Oh, I'm not worried, I'm just a concerned mother..."  But the truth is, I do worry sometimes.

Twenty years ago I had no children and all the answers.  Today I have three children on earth, one in heaven, and very few if any of the answers.  All I know to do is love my children and pray my guts out on a constant basis.  I have always felt that if I just made sure I poured my love into them daily, it would make up for my mistakes.  The Bible says love covers a multitude of sins.  I've sinned and I've made mistakes, for sure.  But love sure has helped us through our ups and downs.

If you are a Mom who is struggling in some aspect of your parenting right now, I don't have any magic words for you and certainly not all the answers but I do know one thing for sure... you can never go wrong by loving extravagantly and uncondtionally.    Express your love -- pour affection on even during the stages of their lives (adoloscence) where they many times act like they don't want you to be affectionate.  Pour it on anyway!   Hold on tight to Jesus -- rely on Him for direction and strength and love the daylights out of your kids.  

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Happy Mother's Day! Love ya!