Thursday, May 20, 2010

Movin' On Up. . .

Packing and visiting with my mom and sis and neices. Loving life right now! Thankful for the many blessings of great family and friends! :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.” ~Washington Irving

As a mother, I have experienced both overwhelming grief and unspeakable love. But, through it all, God is faithful and His word is a comfort to me. I am sure there will be many more tears to come, and I anticipate them with joy that comes with knowing I am in His care. I am so blessed to be a mother!

To all the mothers out there, I wish you a happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Joyous Life

In my last post, I wrote about how I was searching for joy in raising my children...

Well, I can happily report that I have finally figured it out. I realized that I can have joy no matter the circumstance or situation, but this joy is only found through Christ. Thankfully the Lord really opened my "spiritual eyes" enough for me to understand what having joy really means. It means that, no matter how much crying Taylor Ann does or how much arguing the others do, I am doing exactly what the Lord has called me to do: mother my children.

As Mother's Day approaches, I am so thankful for the opportunity the Lord has charged me with in raising children. I am training them to fear the Lord and to be responsible for their actions. I am also taking time to enjoy my children, making time to play and talk and cuddle and rock and sing and dance and run and all the other things they like to do on a daily basis. And you know what, it's FUN!! :)

*"Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her..." ~Proverbs 31:28