"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Being a Mother is not for the weak..

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Austin, Me and Alec

Mothers Day.
Being a Mother is NOT for the weak.
It is the marathon of all marathons. You run after them as toddlers and soon they are running YOU all over town. They run fevers and You get run down! Some days you feel like you are running in circles and other days you feel like you have been running your mouth and no one is even listening.
But the fact of the matter is that being a MOTHER is a very big and very important job.
It is not a job that shouldn't be taken lightly. It is a selfless job. A job where it is "Never Fair", and "Your Time" comes very very rarely. It is a job where it is no longer "About YOU."

My boys are the last thing I think of before my eyes close and the first thing that comes to my mind before my eyes are even fully awake.

Me, Mom and Maw Maw..
My boys remind me to respond properly to others, to control my tongue and actions that come out of my mouth. And to remember they are watching and taking inventory or every action, non action, response and emotion that I birth. And Trust me....they Remind ME!

Everyday I see this world and remind myself  THEY are what I fight for. That I will run the race of a mother stronger and harder than any run I have ever done. I will dig deep, try hard, Pray consistently and occasionally let the tears flow. I will remember the FRUIT of the Spirit as a mother for my children to see.
I will Die to MYSELF. I will ask God to be merciful to me and patient with me when I fail. I Pray I can learn from my mistakes and that God will show me wisdom and grace.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
I Pray I can remember that I am a huge influence to my kids. That I have to be strong, controlled, loving and patient.
Being a mom is a difficult job. It does not come with a big ribbon or trophy. But I have my "Medal Moments"
Today at brunch a woman came to out table. She looked directly at Andy and started out with "Is That Your Son?.."
We were just waiting...nervously waiting for her to finish her sentence before we had to discipline Alec. She finished adding "I just wanted you to know he held the door open for me."
AHH...we all exhaled! She could see the distress in our faces and laughed with us.
This is a little "Medal Moments" that God gives us to remind us to Keep Running hard.

There are many CHOICES we have to make every day. When we make them Do We have our children at the forefront of our hearts?
Are we thinking about the impact we have on our children?
Are we a good influence?
Not everyday is a Good Parenting Run. But we get back up, wipe off the dust, dig in a little harder, Pray..Pray and Pray, Seek God with all our heart, Suck IT UP, and Move foreward. Yesterday is gone, we can only learn from it and build a bridge and Get over IT.

Mothers Of Influence to ME:
Andys Mom- She has loved me like her own. This has been hard for her to do at times. But it means soo much to me. 
Deb (Andys sister)- She has always been so strong in her Faith no matter how disappointing life has been. She has been hurt so bad as a mother and yet she still loves like no other.
Mabel- My Grandma- WOW.Such a woman of GOD. All her children were alcoholics and abusive. She Never quit loving them...She was the STRONGEST woman I knew...I miss her so.
Becky, Aunt Lois and my Aunt Mary. All loving and generous mothers. Sacrificial. 

NIKE Elites!! Woot woot!

Guess I am crazy..Dexter Ann Arbor 1 week after Bayshore!!!

Pace: 9:03
Distance: 16.01
Time: 2:25
Mothers Day RUN! I always get a run on Mothers Day. It is a good time to Remember my mom, be Thankful for Andys mom and Be Grateful to be a MOM~



  1. Such a good reminder! I will do my best to remember the fruits of the spirit in my daily interactions. It sure would be easier if "patience" wasn't on the list! ;) Thank you!

    1. Steph, I have to write it to remind myself. Writing is such a good learning tool for me! I wish I was better at being the person I write about!!! Every day is a challenge! We just have to never never quit!!!