Being a mom…Mothers Day


5/10/11
Sunday was Mothers Day. Many exciting things happened with this day. First off, it was my very first Mothers Day of being a MOM!!! My hubby was amazing and wrote me little notes for me to read when I woke up along with a gift card to Crazy 8, my brother got me a huge bouquet of flowers, my dad got me a flower also…amazing generosity! Second, we dedicated Abigail to the Lord at church 🙂 I got a little emotional…it’s a big thing! But I held back the tears. Third, we went to Redamak’s for lunch with my parents (yummy!). Fourth, we had a birthday party for my nephew, Will, in the evening. Big day!
Being a mom is fun. It’s not fun every second but I try to make it that way. I feel like the Lord has given me such perspective on cherishing each moment. We have SO MUCH to be thankful for. I don’t want to be a mom that gets frustrated about little things that I will probably miss someday. So whether Abigail is waking up during the night, crying because I walked away for 2 seconds, gets a cute outfit dirty; I try to not get upset or annoyed because someday my child or future children will be grown. Right now I just love cuddling with her, nursing her, seeing her achieve big steps, and just enjoy being around her 24/7.
On Mothers Day Kyle had to play music in all 3 services. So that meant he had to be at church really early. What did that mean? No pampering for me. For about 20 seconds I thought, “bummer” and “aren’t I supposed to be waited on hand and foot?!” But then I thought about why we celebrate our moms and then God gave me a gentle reminder that I was being selfish. I feel like Mothers Day is a day that celebrates moms who do the work without feeling the need or demanding pampering. We do it because we love our children and our families. Who am I to insist on being served breakfast on a silver platter? God has given me life and came to serve, like I’m supposed to do. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 comes to mind for me, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful….” I am so glad God checked my attitude at the door that day because instead of being frustrated or having pity on myself, I enjoyed and cherished the day (I certainly am not perfect and don’t always have a good attitude, for sure! It was God’s doing). It was a fantastic day! I just love my family 🙂

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