Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

"She'll Call Me Mommy"

Dear Father, My Guide,

I walk into the room and my daughter jumps with great excitement. Her eyes dance and her feet kick. She watches my every move with tremendous delight. I look into her bright blue eyes and realize that I am the one she'll be watching for a very long time. I am the one who will teach her how to act like a lady. I am the one who will model godliness and grace.

When I call her name she turns her head to remind me that I am the one she will listen to. She will learn about caring and attitude and love from the inflection of my tones and from the choice of my words. She will laugh a little like me and cry about the things that make me cry. Then one day she'll say to herself, I cannot believe it, I sound just like my mother.

In my mind, I imagine the person I want her to see when she watches me. That person is a God-fearing woman, tender and strong. A woman who laughs easily. A woman who loves endlessly. A woman I am still striving to be. I know that my child watches me, Lord. She makes me want to be that woman even more.

The responsibility is great, and the years are few. I fall on Your mercy and ask for divine intervention and assistance. For the sake of my children, let me be a mother whom they can call "blessed." Because little eyes and little ears hear, I commit to continue praying and growing. In Jesus, I am able.


Her children arise and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:28

Taken from Prayers for New Mothers by Angela Thomas Guffey

Happy Mother's Day to all of the women in my life who have been called Mommy, especially my own Mommy! I arise and call you blessed! I love you!


Lana said...

This is beautiful.

Happy Mother's Day!

Smelling Coffee said...

Happy Mother's Day, you beautiful mommy! I'm praising the Lord that He has given you a baby in your arms to hold and kiss on this special day. He is so good!

Can't wait to meet that little darling next week! :-) Blessings to you today... Jennifer

Amy said...

this is beautiful, Sarah! happy mother's day!

Joanna said...

That is just beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes.

Happy Mothers Day!

Emily said...

This really is beautiful. What a privilege the Lord has granted us. Happy Mother's Day Sarah! Praise God for your little one.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, I love this! It is so beautifully written! I hope you had a truly wonderful Mother's Day, Sarah! :)

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

That is beautiful. Just like mommy and daughter.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

This brought tears to my eyes. I read it a few times and it is so true...the things I want for my daughter and son. Overwhelming job, sometimes, isn't it? Thank God we have God to cover our mess ups and imperfections, because I want to be the perfect mama and I just mess up all the time! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Sarah! :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

P.S. I am going home to Ohio for a week in July...any chance that you'd be visiting then? It would be so fun to meet up with you and Christy! :)

sarah @ ABeachCottage said...

very nice, I enjoyed this


Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Very beautiful!!

Happy (belated) Mother's Day.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Beautiful. It has been a while since I last visited, but your little girl is especially beautiful and I know so precious to you. Have a blessed weekend. Jackie

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Hi again! We will be in Ohio in early July for a friend's wedding, and we're staying about a week to spend time with my mom and other friends...I am excited! I just thought if there was any way you'd be visiting we should try and get together! :)