1.13.2012

moms, I think you're just great!

Hey all you mommas out there:

YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!

Forget the dirty look you got when you dared to venture into a crowded store with all of your children (again).

YOU ARE BRAVE!

Forget the rude comments people make about how many kids you have.

YOU ARE BLESSED!

Don't let it get to you when other's criticize your parenting decisions (shots or no shots, public, private, or homeschool, this or that and blah blah blah)

YOU ARE YOUR KID'S MOM AND YOU ARE AMAZING!


You have the hardest job in the world and you are trying the best you can to do it with grace and dignity and love-- endless, selfless, sacrificial love.

So, whaddya say we give moms everywhere a break?  

And, moms, why don't you give yourself a break, too?


You can't compare yourself with anyone else.
No one else on earth can love your kids like you do.
No one else on earth can do what you do.

Motherhood was God's idea.
And His heart is for you, too.

YOU ARE A MOM AND I THINK YOU'RE JUST GREAT!


A Mother's Prayer

Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day, 
With little time to stop and pray,

For Life's been anything but calm, 
Since You called me to be a mom -

Running errands, matching socks, 
Building dreams with matching blocks,

Cooking, cleaning and finding shoes 
And other stuff that children lose,

Fitting lids on bottled bugs, 
Wiping tears and giving hugs,

A stack of last week's mail to read - 
So where's the quiet time I need?

Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord, 
Just at the sink or ironing board,

To ask the blessings of Your grace,
i see then, in my small one's face, 
That You have blessed me all the while-

And I stoop to kiss... That precious smile.
Source Unknown


18 comments:

Laura said...

sweet post....thanks!

Dee said...

how delightful of you! thank you for this post.
~d.

X

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Beautiful poem, and an awesome message! :)

Kelly said...

Thank you! Such a blessing!

Mamasita said...

Absolutely precious... and just what a mama needs to hear :)
Thank you sweet mama!!!!!!
Much love to YOU and your sweet fam!
xoxo,
maggie

Kelly said...

you are so sweet. i think you're great too!

m e g a n said...

love this post! from one mama to another thank you!

Meg

Southern Gal said...

Such encouragement! Thanks, Joye. You are an amazing mom.

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

Awesome message!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Love this, beautiful Joye! You are one amazing mama, yourself. And, we should be telling each other that more often, as mothers. =)

Shonni said...

Ohhh, this is so beautiful.

Mich said...

Thanks for the encouragement today. Precious post.

Malia said...

Amen. Beautifully said. Absolutely LOVELY photos. All frame-able treasures. So precious. Much mahalos, malia

jessi roman said...

The sentiment that has been on my heart lately as well. Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

weza said...

this warmed my heart. thankyou. xxx

Kristin said...

Amen, my sweet friend! I read something the other day that said you are exactly who your kids need for a mom and I loved that! That was a great poem too :)

Carrie said...

That is AWESOME Joye! I am going to share this! Great words to remember, you are an inspiration and so encouraging! thank you! ;-)

Holly said...

moms are the best!

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