Monday, July 14, 2008

Mommy Moments

I had for a while a little thing going about what I thought I would never say. I foolishly thought that only applied to what I would say to Abigail because she is young and still learning that other people's noses are not for her fingers.

I did not think that I would say anything about myself that would fall in the "Can't Believe I Said That" category. Of course, I am also tackling a toddler for the first time in my life. And while a fun fun fun time it is revealing much about me that I am not proud of. Like temper its cousin impatience that I can keep so well hidden but not necessarily taken care of. Toddler-hood is spiritually exhausting for this mom.

But I thought, Instead of wallowing in the muck and mire of my ineptitude apart from Christ to remotely resemble Him, I will share with you some of my finest moments.

Remembering a funny anecdote about raising children and being able to relate--Raising children is like being pecked to death by a chicken.

Responding to a friend's inquiry as to the state of my day, It's an E bay day.

Lying in bed after a different day of fighting ugliness of actions, I commented on the restraining power of the Holy Spirit. I can't imagine doing this motherhood thing without the Holy Spirit restraining me from all sorts of evil.

Sitting on the couch with Chris after a particularly long, arduous, trying day of desperately trying to contain the ugliness of what I wanted to say, I commented, If God is waiting till I am complete, I'll never die.

Philippians 1:6--But I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Thankfully, I now read that completion isn't a requirement. What sweet relief.)

What about you? Anything you've said or God has revealed that you didn't think possible?

While I ask, I am encouraged that motherhood is a sacred call. A call to raise godly children who seek after Him following with all their beings. A call also to sanctification . . . of mothers and fathers and children, that part of the blessing is the revelation that these little one leave on our hearts and the invitation present in the love we have for them to take the ugliness to the cross to become conformed to the image of Him who gave such gifts.


  1. Ah, yes, those times when we find ourselves shocked at what comes out of our mouth - things we never wanted to say. It's all part of mothering, I suppose - realizing that the thing "our" mothers said to us that were so horrible, she probably thought were horrible and regretted too. Our mothers are human, just as we are.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I have enjoyed reading through yours and will be back to visit!

  2. Yes, I so know what you mean. I have been through so many of these moments in the last few months, I'm not sure what I'm even doing anymore.
    But I pray that God will give me patience and understanding to do this - I pray every day. And sometimes I just have to BREATHE, and everything seems brighter and easier.
    You're only human, you know :D