7 hours ago
On: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I have spent a lot of time at home with these two the past week and a half (potty training requires that, you know). While some days fly by, others seem long and I find myself wanting to "escape" in some way. Some days Ori and Calla are best friends and have a grand time together; other days they push each other's buttons and I question myself as a mom. When we have weeks we spend mostly at home, I find myself questioning if I am doing enough.
But you know what? God chose me to be the parent of these sweet children. He believes I am the best suited to raise them to love Him with all their hearts for all their days.
And when I see Calla serve Ori happily, or overhear Ori praying for help all on his own I know that being a mom is of utmost importance.
When they are about in tears because they did not get a sticker at the post office, I get to teach them what it means to have a contented heart.
When we arrive home from the post office and find stickers in the mail box, I get to give them each the sticker they were longing for and joyfully explain to them that God loves to give good gifts to His children and we should praise Him for that.
When Calla has a favorite toy of Ori's and he wants it, I get to teach him what it means to be a peacemaker instead of a troublemaker.
By praying for Katee and orphans around the world (with my children), I can teach them care about the needs and problems of others.
These simple things remind me that my job is important. I need to pray for wisdom, look for opportunities to train my children in every day life, and model what it looks like to love Jesus.