Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pondering in My Heart

Funny things said to me this week: 

Alex: "I know what you're thinking Mom:  it's a good thing I'm cute!"

~I actually was thinking this at that moment...and now I don't even remember what he was doing!
Alex:  "I can't wait til the morning."
Mom:  "Why is that?"
Alex:  "I'll see you!"

~Smooth, isn't he?
Trey:  "Mom, you are the best mom in the whole world.  If I didn't have you, I would go to Didi's everyday when Dad goes to work, and I wouldn't have a mom to teach me all the stuff you teach me."

~After Trey said this, I said, "Okay, did you just say that to try to butter me up, or do you really mean that?"  He replied, "I really mean it Mom."  (sniff, sniff...heart gushing with love)

~My sons...I can honestly say that I love being with you.  Okay, not every hour of every day is peachy.  Sometimes you bicker, and I don't like that.  Sometimes you don't pick up after yourselves or do your chores, and I think I may lose my mind.  Sometimes I feel so inept to raise you right that I cry.  But, I just want you to know that never, ever do I have the thoughts that I am missing out on something "  out there in the world.":  I am so thankful that I can be here with you...training you up in the way YOU should go as an individual.  I know it is a tremendous gift in this day and age.  So many mothers and fathers spend their hours working and only get a few hours at night with their children.  I enjoy being with you and seeing all your "  firsts."   I pray that you truly are thankful that I can be with you.  I never want you to think that I would've rather been out pursuing a career.  I KNOW beyond any doubt that I am right where God meant for me to be.  I'm sorry for the days I'm grumpy to you.  Thank you for the grace you've given me to learn how to be your mom.


Laura said...

Mindy! Stop making us cry!!! That's exactly the way I feel, too. I wouldn't want to be any other place in the world besides home with my kids. It is truly an honor and a privilege-even on the rough days!! Love you!!!

Katie Ashcraft said...

you are so blessed to be a stay at home mom, and even more you know it and appreciate it! I WISH I could be home with my kids all day everyday (though I know it would be stressful and crazy at times) I was able to stay home with my kids till they were 5 and 7... with the divorce I needed to work... I am so grateful that I was still able to homeschool for several of those working years... but I still feel like I missed out on so much time... I love every second I am at home with them, I tell them I like to pretend I am a stay at home mom till 3pm when I go to work :o( when someone tells me they are a stay at home mom I tell them they are so blessed and they are doing the hardest job on the planet and they GROW UP SOOOO FAST so enjoy every second! sounds like you are and your kids are happy with that too! love your "love-filled" blogs about your family! love ya, Katie