Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, May 09, 2010

I am...a mom

Today is Mother's Day!  Its a crazy mix of emotions for me.  But for us, outside of lunch with my dad and stepmom, today is like every other Sunday.  No big plans.  Normal cooking for the day, Phyllis has to work, and we have Alive.  We are celebrating next Saturday.

I have to tell you that inside I always laugh when someone calls me "super mom" I actually saw a shirt that said it, and to be honest, I REALLY wanted it.    Silly.  I don't often feel like a super mom.  I feel like someone pulled in a million directions, striving to be like Jesus and loving where I go, often failing miserably.

I've scheduled birthday parties two weeks late because we didn't have the money for a party.
I probably work too much.
I don't cook enough
We eat out too much
We're too busy
And my list of the things I have failed at could go on and on (and on and on and on...)

But this I know.

My daughter knows I love her.  And she knows and loves and has a relationship with Jesus.

And so if I've failed at every thing else.  Oh well.

Happy Mother's Day!

Proverbs 31:15-22, 24-31 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

1 comment:

Trish said...

Happy Mother's Day...Super Mom!