Monday, December 13, 2010

I Belong to Them {gratitude community #26-36}

He is screaming at the top of his lungs for what seems like the 100th time today.

She says to me over and over again, "I'm 'firsty'. I'm hungry. I have to go to the potty." all day long!

They fight over the same toys when hundreds of other toys surround them to play with.

By the time the clock strikes noon, I am ready for bed!

I sit sometimes, wanting to run out the front door and never return, thinking to myself, "is this what I signed up for?".

I wonder why they don't listen to me and why when I just start to do something, they need me for everything!

It is stressful, exhausting, frustrating, and not-so glamorous to some, but for this stay-at-home mom, it is the life I have always wanted; my dream come true!

Sure, our bank account suffers at times and we don't have all the latest and greatest of everthing out there, but we do have two smiling, happy, faces, that get all the love and attention from me that they deserve without any interruptions or competing with a job for my time!

I know this is where God wants me right at this particular moment in time. Will I be a stay-at-home mom forever? Who knows! I would love for it to be this way forever, but if God leads me in another direction some day, I will follow.

But, for now, He has blessed me with these. I am their mother for a reason. He entrusted them into my care and I am determined to do the best job that I can. I will love them and teach them the love of Jesus Christ. The sacrifice He made because of His undying love for us. That, in itself, is a full-time job. The greatest job with the highest pay. Seeing my kids fall deeper in love with Jesus Christ and have a relationship with Him. That is the greatest gift we can give to anyone. It lasts forever. Never goes out of style. You take it with you when you leave this earth; and the best part! It's free! He already paid the price, for us! {John 3:16}


I hear the Savior say

Thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness....watch and pray
Find in me....thine all in all


Chorus:
Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin hath left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow


Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone
Can change the leper's spots
And melt the heart of stone


For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim
I'll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calvary's Lamb


And when before thy throne
I stand in Him complete
Jesus died my soul to save
My lips shall still repeat
~Written by Elvina Hall

Now am I saying that if you are a mother and work a full-time job you can't give this same gift to your kids? Of course not! I am just simply stating my life and my role right now as a wife and mother and what I feel God leading me to do. He has blessed me with the perfect job, for me. And I am going to enjoy every second of it because who knows where He may lead me in a year from now!

Despite all the craziness my life at home may be, it carries so much more joy, laughter, and love, than my heart could ever hold!

So, today I give thanks to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with the "job" of motherhood and allowing my dreams to come true!

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#26 The glowing peace that my Christmas Tree brings
#27 Freshly baked, warm, chocolate chip cookies
#28 Making those cookies, and memories, with my daughter
#29 Walking into the library, by myself, and seeing the book I went in looking for right in front on display!
#30 Cuddling up with a freshly, bathed, babe, and kissing their sweet, smelling, head!
#31 The sweet, smell, of candles illuminating my home at night.
#32 Someone 'handsome' to cuddle with.
#33 Jesus' sacrifice for me
#34 Motherhood
#35 Freedom to teach my kids about the love of Jesus Christ
#36 Children who give me more joy than I ever dreamed or imagined!


The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness" ~ Jeremiah 31:3

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Monday, December 13, 2010

I Belong to Them {gratitude community #26-36}

He is screaming at the top of his lungs for what seems like the 100th time today.

She says to me over and over again, "I'm 'firsty'. I'm hungry. I have to go to the potty." all day long!

They fight over the same toys when hundreds of other toys surround them to play with.

By the time the clock strikes noon, I am ready for bed!

I sit sometimes, wanting to run out the front door and never return, thinking to myself, "is this what I signed up for?".

I wonder why they don't listen to me and why when I just start to do something, they need me for everything!

It is stressful, exhausting, frustrating, and not-so glamorous to some, but for this stay-at-home mom, it is the life I have always wanted; my dream come true!

Sure, our bank account suffers at times and we don't have all the latest and greatest of everthing out there, but we do have two smiling, happy, faces, that get all the love and attention from me that they deserve without any interruptions or competing with a job for my time!

I know this is where God wants me right at this particular moment in time. Will I be a stay-at-home mom forever? Who knows! I would love for it to be this way forever, but if God leads me in another direction some day, I will follow.

But, for now, He has blessed me with these. I am their mother for a reason. He entrusted them into my care and I am determined to do the best job that I can. I will love them and teach them the love of Jesus Christ. The sacrifice He made because of His undying love for us. That, in itself, is a full-time job. The greatest job with the highest pay. Seeing my kids fall deeper in love with Jesus Christ and have a relationship with Him. That is the greatest gift we can give to anyone. It lasts forever. Never goes out of style. You take it with you when you leave this earth; and the best part! It's free! He already paid the price, for us! {John 3:16}


I hear the Savior say

Thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness....watch and pray
Find in me....thine all in all


Chorus:
Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin hath left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow


Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone
Can change the leper's spots
And melt the heart of stone


For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim
I'll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calvary's Lamb


And when before thy throne
I stand in Him complete
Jesus died my soul to save
My lips shall still repeat
~Written by Elvina Hall

Now am I saying that if you are a mother and work a full-time job you can't give this same gift to your kids? Of course not! I am just simply stating my life and my role right now as a wife and mother and what I feel God leading me to do. He has blessed me with the perfect job, for me. And I am going to enjoy every second of it because who knows where He may lead me in a year from now!

Despite all the craziness my life at home may be, it carries so much more joy, laughter, and love, than my heart could ever hold!

So, today I give thanks to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with the "job" of motherhood and allowing my dreams to come true!

Photobucket



#26 The glowing peace that my Christmas Tree brings
#27 Freshly baked, warm, chocolate chip cookies
#28 Making those cookies, and memories, with my daughter
#29 Walking into the library, by myself, and seeing the book I went in looking for right in front on display!
#30 Cuddling up with a freshly, bathed, babe, and kissing their sweet, smelling, head!
#31 The sweet, smell, of candles illuminating my home at night.
#32 Someone 'handsome' to cuddle with.
#33 Jesus' sacrifice for me
#34 Motherhood
#35 Freedom to teach my kids about the love of Jesus Christ
#36 Children who give me more joy than I ever dreamed or imagined!


The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness" ~ Jeremiah 31:3

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