Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Better Mom

I became a better mom when I accepted the fact that I will never catch up on all my lost sleep.

I became a better mom when I realized that dirty dishes and laundry were the least important things on my to do list.

I became a better mom when I realized I'm not perfect, but don't have to be to be a good mom.

I became a better mom when I determined a day would never go by without me telling my kiddo's    "I love you" and showing them I did.

I became a better mom when I accepted my flaws from child bearing and rearing as my beauty marks.

I became a better mom when I realized that I don't love one child more then another, I love them each in their own way.

I became a better mom when I realized motherhood is a high calling , a sacred task.

I became a better mom when I realized that I must do my best, I am the only mother they have.

I became a better mom when I realized the main ingredient of motherhood is servant hood.

I became a better mom when I tried to be nobody else, just myself.

I became a better mom when I realized time with my children was the best gift I could give them.

I became a better mom by having a child with cancer.

I become a better mom when I pray and read the Bible.

I become a better mom when I take time for me.

I become a better mom when I emulate my children's simple faith.

I become a better mom when I believe I am a good mom.

It's just me....no one special.  I am not unique, not especially talented and not breathtakingly beautiful. I can fill my children's hearts full to overflowing with the love I have for them.  I can be the person that loves them the most, the one they can count on no matter what.  They didn't pick me, but I want them to feel that if they could have they would have.  No matter what I am and forever will be the mother of 6 beautiful children.

I am a mother.  A good mom, no a GREAT mom.

Dedicated to all my fellow mommies out there.




3 comments:

  1. A good mom lets her kids lick the beaters. A great mom takes them out of the mixed first. :)

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  2. Love this post! All soooo true!

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