I just got off the phone with my mother.... ohh, sad! She's heading "home" today!!! We always enjoy her visits and the kids adore their Grammie!! It's hard at times to have her soo far from us, but then we think of the couple weeks at Christmas and the few months of the summer when she's only 2 hours away!! And she can keep up with us better now with the blog:)
I'm so thankful that I've had such a great relationship with my mother. We've always been pretty close.... although now that I have my own kids, I really appreciate her as a mother!! She's always been a hoot to hang out with......my friends in high school liked to hang out with her, too!! She's been on countless school field trips (telling embarrassing stories about us as kids), youth trips, concerts (even one at a bar to watch the SuperTones)!!!
I remember in high school and college being able to share questions and concerns with her (and knowing stuff was wrong when I didn't want to share it with her). But now as a young mom and adult, she, my husband, and my mother-in-law are my most trusted sounding boards. Although if I'm honest I'll say that I do ask friends about situations to see what their thoughts are (love you guys)!!! To have a godly mother who is so approachable and sincerely desires godly wisdom herself and for her children, I am blessed!!
The title of the blog is one of my mother's favorite quotes, at least her favorite quote to me :) As I go through my days now as a mom, I'm constantly doing stuff (showing bugs and flowers to my kids) that reminds me of my mom!! I know, SCARY!!
But I hope that I will have the same relationship (or better) with my daughters and son that I have had and continue to have with my mom!!! I pray that I would have high standards for them but be very approachable so that they would have someone to talk through decisions. And that I would be a godly role model both in my spiritual journey, in my marriage and family and in public endeavors. Like my mother, I also want to be my children's strongest ally(and advocate) and most encouraging friend.
Mom, we're praying for a safe journey for you!!!! And we look forward to seeing you when it warms up this summer :) Thanks for the "help" with the decision about the trip this summer, I feel like I've made the right decision for my family already!!!