Wednesday, August 18, 2010

my mom says...

REPOST:
When I'm having a bad day or week I usually call my mom and vent and complain and basically look to her for some encouragement. She is a wise woman and was, is, has always been a fantastic mom!
I have the hardest time with Henry. For some reason he has been the one that drives me to almost drink. He irritates me, aggravates me, angers me and sometimes I just plain don't like my little boy! Is that normal for moms of boys? I love him with all my being but ugh!!! sometimes!!! Anyway, when I've ranted and raved about my kids (usually Henry) to mom, she calmly and rationally, with amazing love and sweetness, reminds me that I am my kid's world, their sun. Their lives revolve around me and my mood and my love and re-assurance. She reminds me to sit with them, love them up, kiss their sweet, chubby cheeks. I always feel refreshed and calmly reprimanded for my bad attitude. I don't mean that she did reprimands me, but I always come away from our conversations with conviction that I am probably more the one to blame for my bad attitude toward my babes than they are! I know I'm not making a lot of sense but anyway, all that to say that if my kids look up to me so much I should be happy and joyful to have a happy face and ready smiles for my little loves instead of frowns of frustration for taking time from my day. It's like, waaaaaaaait a minute here! They are my day! They are my job and wasn't I the one who wanted to have babies since I was two? So, stop being selfish, Tab! Take those blessings that the Lord saw fit to give to you into your arms and hug and kiss them up! And let me tell you, when I do it is amazing the response I get in return! What a blessing indeed!


4 comments:

Olivia Arlene said...

Amen sistah!!! We have an awesome mom! It is so true everything you said about kids and motherhood.

Laurel said...

Such sweet blessings. And aren't Mama's wonderful?!?

Laurie said...

DAD says...
Thank you Tab, for such kind words about your Mom, my wife! She is a blessing ideed and I'm glad you're taking after her.

Mom says... I LOVE you Tab!!
The coolest thing about growing "old" as a Mom/Grammy is gaining a perspective and some sweet sadness at the passage of time, so it makes Moms really KNOW how important lovin and huggin and kissin those sweet blessings when they are so receptive and the time is right and ripe!!!

And I feel the same about MY Mom!!

Izzy's Mommy said...

awwww I love this post. It is true that we can sometimes lose perspective and get overwhelmed by the frustrations of discipline. but the rewards and joys and blessings add up to soooo much more, when we LET them. :) Kisses and hugs are definately a MUST. this is a good reminder that we must be thankful for the little munchkins the Lord gave us... or MunchkiN (singular) in my case lol It's funny how we are the parents and we are supposed to teach our children, but the way the Lord made it, We actually are the ones that Learn a lot from our little ones. Unconditional love being the biggest one. awww i gotta go kiss up on izaac now. :)