Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Musings

Seems like every time I try to get consistent with this blog...well...stuff comes happens.  So much has been going on lately, including a tummy virus that cause Jenny have a trip to the ER for an IV.  NOT FUN!
Hannah had her 7th birthday and was baptized by her Daddy. (Yes the dates on the camera are camera has issues..LOL).

sorry it is blurry..I was emotional and shaking

yet blurry again.

Nothing is more precious than watching your child follow the Lord in water baptism...add to that Daddy doing it and yes, Mama is a emotional mushy mess.

I spoke to a lady at our church last night I hadn't had the privilege of talking with yet...she told me what a blessing it was to watch my son worship God.  I was blown away.  Then someone else told me, that my children were such a blessing because of how spiritually aware they are.  Again I was blown away and finally someone told me that I was one of the best mothers they had ever seen.  I was completely floored.  Because I see my failures, my having to apologize to one of my children because I was too harsh or misunderstood and disciplined when they didn't do what I thought etc.  I am floored.  I am glad I can be a witness, but too often I feel like a failure at parenthood.  I feel like I don't do enough and that I am messing up badly and then someone says that. I am blessed.  God is faithful and He lets us know sometimes...I see your heart...I know you are trying and I love you.


Janet Rose said...

You are not alone when it comes to seeing all the failures of parenting. All the times we wish we could have a re-do moment. We are a testimony of God's forgiveness for our children when we fail, confess/ask forgiveness, and walk confidently in that forgiveness.
The church we joined upon moving where we are now, had never had a mom keep her baby in service with her prior to me having my first son. Most members have thoroughly enjoyed watching my boys grow up in the Lord along with me and I wouldn't have it any other way. :)
May God continue to bless you as you serve Him in parenting!