Monday, October 22, 2018

Keep The Bigger Picture In Mind

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Photo Taken:  October 2014
Merry Layne – 2 years old, Joy Lynn – 4 years old, and Emma Lee – 6 years old

What do girls do who haven’t any mothers to help them through their troubles?
                                                                                      ~  Louisa May Alcott

My 4 girls are still young (10, 8, 6, and 3) and while I am still very much in the teaching + training phase of motherhood with all my littles under my wings each day… these precious days are going by way too fast for my liking.  My reality right now is wiping up spilled milk while I juggle toddler fits, diagramming prepositional phrases, and pinning up ballet buns.  Even with all these daily demands, I do not want to lose the bigger picture of motherhood. 

What do I mean by this bigger picture of motherhood?

Well as much as I hate to admit it, these precious babies are going to one day grow up and fly out from under my wings.  They are going to have those big + little troubles that life throws your way as you grow up and I really do want to be there for them every step of the way just as I have been there for them now as they learned to walk, multiply, and prepare cornbread for dinner. 

In regards to these 4 “little women” that I am raising, it is my hope + pray that we can always be best friends.  I tell them this every night as I tuck them in bed and it is my heart’s desire to have this same close-knit relationship when they are adults as we have now.  I also pray that these girls will love + support each other as sisters when they are adults just as much as they love + support each other now as 4 giggly, fun-loving little girls who all share the same bedroom.  Maybe I have been watching way too much Chesapeake Shores lately, but I truly desire for all my children to grow up and for us all to be the best of friends.

So Mama, focus on the relationships within your home today and ask God to keep your family close-knit.
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