(and was on the cell phone for the last part of the shopping trip)....
...and had a totally enjoyable time with my children...getting the task done that was set before me!
My wonderful crew and our trunkful! :)
Do I have a heavy load???... or a load of blessings??
I am thankful that I have loads and loads of blessings! Thank you, Lord!
Those that see this (or things like this) in stores and feel sorry for me (or whoever it is)... Don't!! .... or realize we may very well feel sorry for you!
See... my children are a bessing to me... not a bother or a hinderance! Yes, we have some crazy times but doesn't everyone?.. I am very blessed to have these 5 great people in my life to share bad, ordinary, and extraordinary times with. I am thankful to the Lord above for blessing me with them.
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the chilren of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them." ~ Psalm 127: 3-4
"God, give me wisdom to see that today is my day with my children.
That there is no unimportant moment in their lives,
May I know that no other career is so precious,
No other work so rewarding
No other task so urgent.
May I not defer it, nor neglect it,
But by THy Spirit accept it gladly, joyously,
and by Thy grace realize that the time is short and
I saw this beautiful Hydrangea flower on our bush the other day and it just reminded me how amazing our Lord is.
See how it is in a heart shape!
It just reminded me how the Lord washed my sins away and continually forgives me each day of my sins- making my heart white again- over and over and over again! He is so faithful even when I am lacking.
"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they sall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
~ Isaiah 1:18
It's also a reminder of His amazing creation- how beautiful the flower is... and then to be shaped as a heart and there, just as I looked up. :)
"Oh Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth." ~ Isaiah 25:1
Well, as Mother's day is soon approaching, I am finding myself being sentimental (even more than usual) and looking back and forward as I also enjoy these (present) days with my chiildren. What a wonderful blessing the Lord created when he created motherhood. What treasures children are!
I look back and remember my first child. I knew so little about that first little one yet loved him/her so very much. What ache a heart goes through when losing a child. I do look forward to meeting my first child someday in Heaven.
When February of that year rolled around,which was when our first child was due, my sadness was healed as the Lord had already blessed us again with another child and she was born 4 months later. I am very blessed to have 5 children to raise for Him while here on Earth. They have added so much to my life.
I was thinking of the song Find Your Wings by Mark Harris to go with this photo slideshow but don't think you can add music to the actual slideshow. Click on the song on my playlist ...song #1 (if you wish to hear it. :)
Thank you Lord for these 5 people ..... plus my sweetheart in Heaven. I don't deserve such goodness but am so-o thankful!
Oh, Lord, thank You for making me a mommy...a mom. May I ever be seeking your guidance. Grant me wisdom...increase my faith...fill me with grace as I go through life molding these young lives you entrusted to me (and their daddy...dad) May they seek to live lives honoring You that through them others might see YOU! Thank you for the privilege of being their mother!