Monday, March 19, 2012

More Love

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Before becoming a stay-at-home-mommy, I worked phone triage in a pediatrician's office. To say I enjoyed my job would be a lie, but I did what I had to do to help make ends meet until we were able to make it on just one income. When the time finally came for us to take that step of faith and have me quit my job and stay home full-time, all my dreams were beginning to come true.
On my last day of employment at said job, a co-worker of mine gifted me this above plaque which reads,
more dreamin,
less worry.
more ease, less chaos.
more fun, less work.
more time,
more laughter,
more love.

After I had opened it and sat there reading it, I thought how fitting it was for my ending of one adventure and beginning on a new one! I have had it sitting on top of my stove ever since {i celebrated my 3 year anniversary on March 6th!!} as a reminder of how blessed I am to be able to do what I do each and every day!

Sure, there are days when I want to scream non-stop and rip out all my hair. Between the fighting and the crying and the non-stop tattle-telling I think "what was I thinking",  but am quickly brought back to reality when I hear "I'm sorry Emma", or "I love you Caleb". I remember what a privilege and an honor it is to be here with them, witnessing their relationship and their growth in personality and character. See their little hearts being transformed into hearts wanting to love and serve Jesus Christ! Hearing their prayers at the end of the day and hearing them thank Jesus for me, their mama! They are not prompted to say that - they say it because they mean it!

I am making a difference in their lives whether I realize it or not and my intention and main goal is to work at it each and everyday - harder and harder. For my time with them is short. Eighteen years comes faster than I care to think of and before I know it they will be out on their own. I want to equip them with the skills and postive, christ-like, character they will need to live a life for Christ.

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And this will all be done while we are dreaming, having fun, spending time, laughing a ton, and loving. Lots and lots of love!

Thinking on my thankfulness of these things:
#153 Freedom in Christ
#154 Seeing joy on my children's faces
#155 Celebrating with good friends and family
#156 The cool breeze blowing through my windows
#157 The sun shining on my face
#158 Singing with my kids
#159 Letting them finger paint
#160 My dogs
#161 Hearing the rain hit the roof
#162 Peaches
#163 Knitting books
#164 Children's Bibles
#165 Requests of Bible stories being read before bed

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Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. ~ Titus 2:4-5

3 comments:

  1. What a blessed journey you're on. :)

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  2. What lovely words to mediate on each day :) Love the photos of the trampoline - my girls would LOVE that!!

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  3. I FEEL your heart right now! I am on my last day of "work" and then I get to stay home full time with my kiddos! I am so excited! As you said, 18 years goes by so fast! My husband and I use the words "this is our one shot with them..." But not only are you impacting the lives of your beautiful little ones, you are going to multiply that times x for all the people in their lives that they reach and impact because of how you taught and raised them! Great work, Beautiful Mama!!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

More Love

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Before becoming a stay-at-home-mommy, I worked phone triage in a pediatrician's office. To say I enjoyed my job would be a lie, but I did what I had to do to help make ends meet until we were able to make it on just one income. When the time finally came for us to take that step of faith and have me quit my job and stay home full-time, all my dreams were beginning to come true.
On my last day of employment at said job, a co-worker of mine gifted me this above plaque which reads,
more dreamin,
less worry.
more ease, less chaos.
more fun, less work.
more time,
more laughter,
more love.

After I had opened it and sat there reading it, I thought how fitting it was for my ending of one adventure and beginning on a new one! I have had it sitting on top of my stove ever since {i celebrated my 3 year anniversary on March 6th!!} as a reminder of how blessed I am to be able to do what I do each and every day!

Sure, there are days when I want to scream non-stop and rip out all my hair. Between the fighting and the crying and the non-stop tattle-telling I think "what was I thinking",  but am quickly brought back to reality when I hear "I'm sorry Emma", or "I love you Caleb". I remember what a privilege and an honor it is to be here with them, witnessing their relationship and their growth in personality and character. See their little hearts being transformed into hearts wanting to love and serve Jesus Christ! Hearing their prayers at the end of the day and hearing them thank Jesus for me, their mama! They are not prompted to say that - they say it because they mean it!

I am making a difference in their lives whether I realize it or not and my intention and main goal is to work at it each and everyday - harder and harder. For my time with them is short. Eighteen years comes faster than I care to think of and before I know it they will be out on their own. I want to equip them with the skills and postive, christ-like, character they will need to live a life for Christ.

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And this will all be done while we are dreaming, having fun, spending time, laughing a ton, and loving. Lots and lots of love!

Thinking on my thankfulness of these things:
#153 Freedom in Christ
#154 Seeing joy on my children's faces
#155 Celebrating with good friends and family
#156 The cool breeze blowing through my windows
#157 The sun shining on my face
#158 Singing with my kids
#159 Letting them finger paint
#160 My dogs
#161 Hearing the rain hit the roof
#162 Peaches
#163 Knitting books
#164 Children's Bibles
#165 Requests of Bible stories being read before bed

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Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. ~ Titus 2:4-5

3 comments:

  1. What a blessed journey you're on. :)

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  2. What lovely words to mediate on each day :) Love the photos of the trampoline - my girls would LOVE that!!

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  3. I FEEL your heart right now! I am on my last day of "work" and then I get to stay home full time with my kiddos! I am so excited! As you said, 18 years goes by so fast! My husband and I use the words "this is our one shot with them..." But not only are you impacting the lives of your beautiful little ones, you are going to multiply that times x for all the people in their lives that they reach and impact because of how you taught and raised them! Great work, Beautiful Mama!!

    ReplyDelete

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