Wednesday Thoughts

Last night I was cleaning our bathroom and thinking about my last blog post.  I never thought it would catch on like it did, that so many women have felt just like me.  Interesting to see how we moms apparently have common struggles, need similar reminders.   I appreciate all the feedback.  I have been meaning to write that post for about a year. I am glad I finally did!  I hope that we will all pursue mothering in godliness and contentment because we have chosen to do this and we need to do it well.

This morning I decided to try something new.  I always try to start my day in the word, I journal, I pray.  I do it while Cora colors and Elinor eats her cheerios.  Most of the time I read out loud because even though I know they don’t understand what I am reading it still keeps them quiet.   I always pray quietly or write my prayers in my journal.  This morning I pulled Cora on my lap and I started to pray, “Dear God, thank you that daddy got back safely from his trip last night.  Thank you that we all slept well.  Help Cora to be a good little girl today, who obeys mommy…as is not natural in her sin nature.  And help mommy be patient and kind as is not natural in mommy’s sin nature.” Sometimes I realize I am not very far removed from my 3 year old.  My sin too, is always rearing its ugly head.  Yes, I have a new nature but often the beautiful fruit of the Spirit is smothered by my ugly self.  I want my girls to look back on me as being a gentle and gracious mom…not as easy as I would have thought!

Justin has been really busy lately with work, with important commitments, meetings, etc.  It’s easy to take him for-granted until he is gone or is late getting home.  Daddy’s are so important and so irreplaceable.

And my two girls look to him for play, for laughs, for fun.

I remember the thrill of doing things with my dad.  My mom was always constant, always there…so much security in her presence but my dad did the special things with us.  He took us on little dates, shopping, walks, etc.  Even now he still will bake special treats (yes my dad bakes…really well) for his girls.

And my Elinor, along with weaning herself has rejected all baby food.  I am running low on ideas of what I can give her as she still chokes if things are too hard.  Any ideas?

And as I write this post I am listening to Fernando Ortega sing,

In the morning, when I rise.  Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus, give me Jesus.  You can have all this world.

Give me Jesus.

And that is the reminder I needed to continue this day well and conclude this blog post.  Happy Wednesday!

7 Responses to Wednesday Thoughts

  1. Its a pretty special time in our home when Drew comes home from work. Maddie’s always the first to spot his truck and starts screaming “daddy, daddy” and the other too come running. I love it. Another moment to treasure. Have a good week!

  2. LeAnna says:

    Daddies are indeed the best. In so many ways! Sprig self weaned, and adapted really well to finger foods. Soft things like mashed beans, avocado, shredded cheese. I supplemented Q with goat milk (can get it powdered) until he was old enough for cow milk.
    Love that Ortega song. :)

  3. maryanne helms says:

    Such great pictures of those sweet little girls. I am always convicted when I pray out loud with my kids, how much we all need mutual grace!

    Love you,
    Maryanne

  4. Susanna says:

    I think that is so sweet that you prayed with her like that! It is such a sweet thing to take moments to pray with our kids! Often, they are fidgeting and don’t have their eyes closed and seem like they don’t really care but it doesn’t mean it is not having an affect and I’m sure inside, it comforts them a lot!:)

    Beautiful pictures! I especially like the one of Justin and Cora…he looks so attentive!!:)

  5. bchallies says:

    I love that the young moms in our family are so committed to mothering. I am a happy grandma!

  6. Betty says:

    Such a great idea to pray for each other’s sin-nature. I actually added that to the prayer Levi and I pray when I drop him off every morning, so thank you so much. And I agree, Daddies are so special. And watching the relationships with each child and Daddy grow is so sweet.

  7. carissa says:

    beautiful! i love that song, too. your elinor is getting so big. glad your man is back!

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