JUST LIKE MY MOM
Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was playing Barbies with my girls in their bedroom? That I was teaching my son how to tie his shoes? Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was hiding money under pillows, in place of tiny teeth? That we were snuggling during thunder storms and I was whispering away nightmares?
As I think about my children, my heart has this deep longing for my words to somehow impart some wisdom into their younger hearts. If I could, I would wish that they could magically catch a glimpse of their future and their children’s future, to see how much their “now” impacts that. If only I could pen the words that would open their eyes to a not so distant world where they are grandparents looking back...
Just like me.
What do my kids remember of me as they learned to walk, as they learned their alphabet, mathematics and manners, as they went through puberty or had their first crush, as they graduated high school?
As they went off to face the world without me?
Moms with young children~ what do you remember growing up?
Think deeply about that.
What do you want your children to remember? How will they remember you?
Oh if I could go back in time, I would do things so differently. My highest priority would not be a “perfect” house. My hormones wouldn’t get the best of me and physical insecurities would not be so prevalent. I would love on their daddy a little more and yell a lot less. The glory of God’s grace would shine a lot brighter, like beautiful beams of light guiding their tiny steps.
I would want my children to remember that I was always praying and always praising, that I loved life and loved my Savior. That He was very real to me~
and that He was
my very best friend.
That I was always happy.
I would want them to look at me and say~
“when I grow up, I want to be just like my mom.”
I can’t go back but I can go forward. Precious grandchildren are now looking up at me. What do they see?
Mama, you have a lifetime ahead of you. Despite what we may allow the world to see on social media, our children see the real “us”. Choose wisely. Little eyes are looking up at you and little hearts are soaking it all in. Your choices today are impacting their tomorrows.
Someday when your children become adults, if they could choose to be anything in the world~ would not your heart burst with maternal humility to hear them say~
When I grow up, I want to be~
JUST LIKE MY MOM. 💗💗