May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day, mommies! 

What an awesome plan by our great God. I love that He designed moms and laid out how it's all going to work so beautifully. A mother. For each one of us. And I get to be one! Such a great grace from the Lord. I'm thankful to Him for giving me this gift, and thankful to my own mom, who shaped me. To Hadley, who made me a mom,  and to Judy, my wonderful mom by marriage, and to every mom who has helped me grow in grace and love Him better.

A couple years ago, before I became a mom, I wrote a few goals down on notecards- a few things that I wanted to strive to do when I became a mom.

Be gentle and patient.
Speak with a calm, matter-of-fact tone when I need to discipline.
Let your little ones see you pray.
Have a reputation for being cheery. 

They are good reminders to me today. And this year I'm adding Don't tune out. If you're a mom, I know you understand this. It's so easy to get distracted or sometimes even to want to be distracted. I pray the Lord will keep me passionate for mothering every day.


Linnea Castro said...

Happy mother's day, Summer!

nicole said...

gentle and patient...a great goal. a daily reminder. happy mom's day.



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
-C.H. Spurgeon

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