Friday, September 25, 2009

Blessed to be a Mother

I am feeling good these past two days. For those of you who have been praying for me, I just say Thank You!! I have felt them and I appreciate them so much. I feel so blessed to have so many in my life that care about me. Even people I only know online are so willing to pray for me and be there for comfort. You guys are amazing!

Today I feel so blessed. My kids are doing great in school and both are earning multiple awards. They are great examples to others and are recognized for their hard work and good attitudes. I praise God that He has entrusted me with these three children. He chose ME to mother them and what a privilege that is. I am by no means a perfect mother, but I hope that somewhere along the line I am able to teach them the life's lessons that are so important.

I am proud, for sure, but it isn't the awards or the recognition. It is their little hearts. It is the brokenness they feel when they know they have done wrong and their willingness to make things right. It is their eagerness to show empathy and love to someone they don't know. It is their love for Jesus that I hope is anchored deep inside their hearts that will lead them to their salvation. Each of my kids are so different and it has been hard to learn to parent each one in a different way. They all have such different dispositions and needs. They all need different things from me and it is a challenge to learn what those things are.

As I stood on the stage next to my daughter this morning, she received the Student of the Month award. The teacher was explaining how she displays the character of trustworthiness. My eyes were teary as I heard someone else tell others how special my little girl is. I know this myself, but to hear others say it just touched my heart deeply. I pray she will be a light in this world of darkness. I pray that for all of them.

So, today, I give thanks to my Lord and Savior for the privilege of being a mom. It is hard, for sure. I'm not the best at it, but He says I am the best for them. So, I will try harder and pray harder for wisdom, for strength, for patience and for His help in raising these precious ones.

1 comment:

  1. Thankyou for sharing - i am always so amazed when i see how God has blessed me with my children - it's humbling and uplifting all at once. And you are right - He says you are the best mom for them, and you are the best Rhonda you can be for Him - His daughter, and His love.

    Love you - Cory