Mom! Do you want to see a baby T-Rex? Um, not sure how to truthfully answer that question from our Oldest Child. He’s the one that introduced me to Motherhood. Who ushered me into a selfless life. The truth is, no, I don’t care about seeing a baby T-Rex on Dino Dan, but I care about my Child. He is the one that cares about the baby T-Rex and then he also cares that I see it. So, I get up, walk in the living room and wait for him to “back it up to that part” and show me the baby T-Rex. It actually is kind of cool. Definitely worth it!
Then the other day our Second Son looked up at me and said, just out of the blue, “You a Princess” and then looked at Rin and said “You a Princess too!” Yes, I’ll take that compliment.
It’s not always a selfless endeavor to be a Mother. Many days, our Children teach us lessons in love. Today, I watched our daughter in the middle of a whining fit, turn her emotions down to care for my own hurting heart. I admit, I cried a little today, and Rin softly started saying “what wrong Momma” and patting me on the back. She’s learned some strong love skills in her few short years.
This being a Mom is a really interesting thing. Sometimes it feels like you don’t have to try at all, then other days it takes every ounce of effort to be what your Children need. The moments that they lay down their wants to comfort us are Jewels to be remembered.
So, today, as my twin sister grows a little life inside her (the day after Mother’s Day) – I want to say LOVE! With every part of you – LOVE. It never comes back void. Many times it hurts, it cost something, it’s risky, but it’s always worth it.
Isn’t this what Jesus showed us with his life. LOVE. It’s not a romantic love, but a lay down your life, your right, what the world says you deserve kind of love for someone else.
Holly, those Baby T-Rex, Princess, Pat on the Back days from your Lovie are coming. Praise God!
I part with our Oldest’s words as he stalls going to bed.
Oldest: Mom, I can’t wait for tomorrow.
Me:Oh yeah? *Please go get in your bed.
Oldest: Yeah, because on Tuesday I get to practice with my costumes on, then at night – Graduation!
Thankful for the jewels, Stephanie