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My life as a mom continues to develop as my baby develops!  It's great fun to see my little one growing up. I feel like he is a baby and a little boy all-at-the-same-time.  I love him so much, and I always hope that he will think I am a good mama when he grows up old enough, hopefully, to think about it. A mother's love is a beautiful thing.

It's a beautiful thing to watch a father's love too.  As I watch my husband enjoying his son, and having fun father-son times of listening to music together or hanging out in daddy's office while daddy works, etc., my heart is blessed!

Not every child has a mom and a dad that are near. Not every parent gets to raise their child to adulthood. Let's not take these moments for granted!  My own father died very young which only goes to show that we don't know what the next moment may hold.  Let's hold our children closer. They are gifts to be treasured above the "stuff" that we strive to acquire. Enjoy your children every moment you can.



"It's a beautiful thing to watch a father's love ..."

 
 
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The other day, my husband came home from a meeting with someone.  The person he met up with needed marriage counselling --- something my husband is willing to do to be helpful, but finds it the toughest kind of work to do.  He came in looking very solemn and he said, "If I haven't ever told you how much I appreciate you... I don't know where I would be without you and [our son] in my life."  It led to a sweet time of us both expressing our love and appreciation for each other.  I don't want my readers to misunderstand --- like you, we aren't lovey-dovey everyday --- we have tough days too.  But this moment, along with other sweet moments was well-worth the mention and treasuring, as we reflected on God's gift to us of each other.  In fact, God gifted us with something good, in spite of ourselves!  I dare say, I don't deserve to have the wonderful man that I have, but God is good.

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You may be wondering what this has to do with my blog on motherhood.  It's simple.  Love your husband.  Love him for his sake, for your sake, for God's sake (no, really) and for your children's sake.  Not only is it good for you and your hubby to choose to love each day and to forgive each other for each other's sake, but it's good for your children to have a mom and dad that love one another.  This world is so full of brokenness, let's not add to the mess.