Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day . . .

I've been wanting to write some things, and a bunch of stuff about more stuff, but I find myself at a loss for words today. It wasn't a day full of my shining-est mother moments to create beautiful mother's day memories. We had a rough morning at church after a rough night at the drive in movie with a bunch of middle school boys from the neighborhood. They were being disrespectful and not listening and it was all just a little too much on a day when I felt like I DESERVED BETTER. But the truth is that I do not "deserve" anything. Yet I am given great grace upon grace daily from a wonderful husband (who is the most patient, loving man ever), my own children who forgive my shortcomings, the kiddos who knock on the door again even when I vow never to let them in again, and especially from a heavenly Father who loves me in all my mess. Grace after grace after grace, not the least of which is a fabulously perfect little three year old girl and a miracle baby who is growing by the day, by the hour even . . . So today I am trying to be thankful in the midst of frustration and remember just how much grace I've been shown, so that I can shower those around me with that same grace.

Instead, I will point you towards some things I read the past few days that are sitting in my heart.
How Much is Too Much? (from Flower Patch Farmgirl)
Where is the mommy-war for the motherless child?

4 comments:

  1. I could've written this post. I have so much to say, no idea how to say it. Trade out middle school boys for my 3 girlies, one of whom whined and complained about the food (Chipotle) I picked for MY Mother's Day lunch. Spent the last 3 hours holding my 6yo while she puked. Sigh.

    Before that, my attitude just plain SUCKED. And still kind of does. I feel like a louse.

    Jesus, forgive me. I'm so blessed.

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  2. Beautiful. And precious pictures! :) Hugs!

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  3. This is a very beautiful and interesting series of pictures, i enjoyed every picture, it has great detail in it, thanks for sharing the artistic work, i appreciate your work!
    Happy Mothers Day


    High School Diploma

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  4. I am sorry your Mothers Day wasn't all that you dreamed it to be. I am glad you still have a mother to celebrate with on Mother's Day. I so hope you were able to celebrate her.

    Thank you for being there for the kids in good times and in bad. You are a blessing indeed.

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