Sunday, May 13, 2012

I'm a Mom...

Today is Mother's Day, and it's the first Mother's Day without G, Patrick's mom. That kinda hurts. But it also reminds me that I have two women still in my life for whom to be thankful -- my mom and my Mammaw Groves. I'm so thankful for their godly influence on my life, for shaping and molding me into the woman I am today. I am also thankful for the other godly women who walked alongside my mom and grandmothers who invested their time, their wisdom, and their knowledge in me.

My prayer is that my children will have women in addition to my mom, myself, and my sister to help to shape and mold them. I'm thankful for Sunday school teachers, godly school teachers, and friends who love on my children.

I am so proud to be the mother of Erin. She's beautiful, sensitive, kind and funny, and has the best smile ever. She is compassionate and has a style that is all her own. My favorite quote from Erin is, "Mom, they don't expect me to match." Erin has yet to discover the extent of her own strength or the power she has when she invests into the lives of the smaller children at church. She hears her own drummer and gets down to it when you least expect it. She is a voracious reader, and I love her dearly. One day I can see her as a teacher. She gets plenty of practice in her room. OR, I can see her being a missionary in a foreign land. I can't wait to see what God has in store for her.

Erin is my heart. She is the first to have made me a mom. She is my treasure, my joy.

Then there is my boy-child! How exciting life has become since I became the mother of a boy!
My boy goes to bed moving and wakes up moving. My boy moves the world. He takes things apart for what appears to be no good reason, but in his imagination, he creates amazing things with these parts. We have a collection of items on our roof comprised of inventions he has put together in order to retrieve something precious he once threw onto the roof. He loves adventures but hates to be day he will learn they go hand-in-hand.

Does anyone need models?

He is charming and winsome...when he wants to be. He can be charasmatic and engaging, but he can also be challenging and head-strong. All these wonderful characteristics is what will  make him a good leader...some day.

He is a man among boys. He can play with his sister, yet put on his swagger when the big guys come around. He loves to be outside in the dirt and in nature shoeless feeling nature at his feet.

Pearce is handsome and has grown women not to mention little girls wrapped around his finger, but it's up to me to make sure he treats them like ladies and not become a lady-killer.

He is my challenge, my joy. He is the reason I can't be still for long. He is the reason I am a mom who thinks quickly on my toes. And for all his manliness, he loves to do crafts with his momma, read the Bible with his momma, and cuddle with his momma.

These are the children for whom I prayed, and the Lord answered my prayers. I am blessed to be their mom. I am thankful that their birth moms thought that these babies lives were more important than the inconvenience of nine months. I am thankful that their birth mothers believed in choosing life because by choosing life for these babies, they also provided a life for me that I would never know otherwise...the life of a mom.

1 comment:

  1. I love this Mother's Day blog and your pictures. I love the way you describe each characteristic of the kids and how much you adore those (even the surprises on the roof --which makes me chuckle). The photos are absolutely beautiful!! Beautiful family!!


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