I know Mother's Day is a day to thank moms and celebrate everything that they do for their families. However, this year I want to recognize and thank my children for helping me grow into the mom that I am and continue to become. After all, without you, Christian, Noah, Madison & Tyler I wouldn't be a mom in the first place.
Each one of you have drawn me closer to God and taught me what it means to love unconditionally. You've shown me the amazing power that love for your children has over a mom. You've made me laugh, oh how you've made me laugh. You've broken my heart and shown me the importance of forgiveness and second chances. You've been my own example of the Heavenly Father's love for His children. You've changed who I thought I wanted to be into who God wants me to be. .
You've made me cry tears of joy and tears of sadness. You've shown me that prayer is the most powerful tool for a mom. I'm learning that I must start my day on my knees before my Father before I can even attempt to try to teach you to have a heart for God. I thank God for each of you daily. I pray for each one of you everyday. Some days it's a continual conversation with God all day long as I seek him for wisdom to guide you through the difficult times. You have shown me that in my own strength, I am a failure at loving you through the messes and disobedience. Only in God's strength and power can I come close to being a good mom.
Your words of thankfulness for the daily little things are better than a thousand expensive gifts. Your love for God and desire to serve Him makes me want to shout for joy. Your accomplishments in this life bring a smile to my face. When I hear other adults complementing you on your behavior or character, my heart is so full of love.
You challenge me daily to re-evaluate my goals and priorities as a mom. You make me search my own heart and motives and sometimes I don't like what I see. But I know that's God using the four of you to help me see the junk in my life that needs to be removed. God gave me the privilege of being your mom and that has been a life-changing adventure that gets better each and everyday.
As you are getting older, I'm enjoying talking with each of you about friends, relationships, your dreams, and your goals. All the while knowing that before I know it you will be all grown-up with families of your own. So this Mother's Day I want to thank you for the messes, the jokes, the fighting, the hugs, the disobedience, the love, and the many blessings that you have brought to my life. Without them, I wouldn't be me.
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, a VBS crafter, a coupon clipper, a thrift store shopper, a football fan, a cook, a student of the Bible and an avid reader.