Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Children Arise and Call Me...MOM!

"Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her..."
Proverbs 31:28

Yep, that's what they call me - MOM. And boy do they call me! "Mom, I need something." "Mom, he is bothering me." "Mom, she is not helping clean up." "Mom, the dog just threw up." "Mom, what's for dinner?" "Mom.........!!!!!!"

And honestly, I love it. While the frustrations and challenges of motherhood can seemingly throw me over the edge at moments, my heart is so humbled and thankful that God has given us children - a heritage and reward from Him. Wow. And wow again. "Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from Him." (Psalm 127:3)

Sometimes in the evening when we are reading the Kids Day by Day Bible with them before bedtime, I will pause and let them fill in the blank of a verse if I think they know the scripture. On April 22, our chapters in the Kids Daily Bible that evening were Proverbs 30 and 31. When I got to verse 28 of Proverbs 31, I read "Her children arise and call her...." (pausing for the word "blessed" from my cherubs). It was quiet for a moment and then Joshua said, "Her children arise and call her mom!" Yes, they do. They call me mom. And I know myself that I am one blessed woman. A blessed wife. A blessed mom. Thank you, Lord.

Happy Mother's Day to my mom, mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts and girlfriends! I love you! And I am so thankful and dependent on the truth that "He gently leads those who have young"!

"He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...


Beautifully shared and blessed!

Love you - Happy Mother's Day!

Mich said...

beautiful pictures...

Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Hope that you enjoyed your Mother's Day!

Edie said...

Happy Mother's Day... "MOM" :)
What a beautiful post. You have a beautiful family and a beautiful heart. You are blessed and a blessing.

Thank you for your prayers. I very much appreciate it!!

Love to you!

Wendy Blight said...

Wonderful pics!! Your love for your children and your family oozes from every post, sweet friend. I love it!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and really teaching us TRUTH about relationship with the Lord and how it should be our greatest desire above all else. These words especially touched me...

"If we are not careful, we can inadvertently bypass the relationship in order to get on with the activity. When you are busy in your activity for God, remember that God leads you to the experiences in order to bring you to Himself."

Thank you again for sharing your wisdom!

Love you,


Runner Mom said...

Just precious!I love their comment, Sharon! You are a precious gift to them. Sending you hugs, my friends!
Love you,
PS--For Mother's Day, when our dog threw up, hubby DID clean it up for me!! How sweet!!!!!!!!!!

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Barbara said...

Yes amen I have 5 and they all call me Mama, I love it, not another word like it. That was my dream and my vision when I was young, I wanted to be a mom, and wife, I have achieved my goals and surpassed them. Thanks for this post, and God bless you real good.
Hugs my new friend, Barbara from

Kelly Combs said...

Precious. I am so blessed to be called MOM. I love it.

Nishant said...

Wonderful pics!! Your love for your children and your family oozes from every post, sweet friend. I love it!!
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