1. Mothering is nothing like you think it will be. Few opportunities will make you happier and make you crazier than being a mother. Children are unpredictable trainers of their mothers. We acquire skills at a pace and breadth demanded nowhere else! Then, just when we think things are under control, we experience kid behaviors, character traits, and creativity that blow our minds and imaginations ... and drive us to our knees for insight and wisdom.
|It looks so easy in photographs!|
- Our daughter wore a 'modest' skirt to gym class in Grade 5 - what was I thinking?
- We let the kids lie around on their beds for homeschool. Seriously, a little more disciplined approach might have helped them laze around less in high school.
- We were willing to try almost anything once - which led to some interesting experiences.
Sometimes God's excellent parenting brings me to tears. He gathers his children as a mother gathers her young, tucking us close to his heart. But he disciplines perfectly and does not overlook our flaws. His intentions are always good. The best of mother-moments are modeled after God's attitude toward us, aren't they?
*Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power. Psalm
*Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts. Ephesians
Moravian Prayer: Righteous God, you are the first and the last. May we serve all of your children equally in preparation for the entrance to your kingdom. Amen.