Something to work on and something to be proud of !
* A Mother's Day post linky party thingy from Jen over at Denton Sanitorium*
Silly face ME!
I want to be more giving!
And in being more giving, I want my children to become more giving! I am a believer that children will learn much more from what you do, and how you live, than by what you say or teach. For some reason, though, I am always telling, teaching, correcting, suggesting...and skipping right over the showing.
I want us to be excited about giving... Have so much fun giving that we can't wait until we can give again.
Giving to those wo are in need (that we may or may not know). Also giving to those who are just appreciated and loved by our family...for who they are and for what they mean to us.
I want to give stuff. My children's gently worn clothes (that normally go to be consigned), childrens books, the free one..of the buy one get one free, pies and baked goods, grocery gift cards, lunch with a friend..on me. The list should go on and on!
I want to give time. Time at my children's schools...to chaperone, proctor tests, help out at the school store.
I want to give more of my self. Myself as a child, a wife, a friend and a Mom! A listener...helper...soulmate...playmate.
Most of all, I want the giving to come from a place within me...that gives because I have been given much...and have been blessed with much.
I want to be more giving....of stuff, of time, and of self.
I am Happy!
I am very glad that my kids know that I am happy. As the wife of their daddy, as their mom...and as me. I want them to be secure in the fact...that at my core, I am happy!
I love to be silly. I love to play, dance, sing, do silly skits in the kitchen, and just get right in the middle of the action. I have fun most of the time, but even in the moments of temporary sadness, anger, frustration, and defeat.....my kids know that I'll be okay. My happiness is based not on circumstances, but on the truth of God's word and his promises for me.
Of course, there are a few other things that I could brag about too. (We were told to brag!) I can make a good meatloaf. I can get stains out of their favorite shirts, I can find the stuff that they lose, I can fix the computer when it goes "down", I can think of good school project ideas, I can talk Dad into letting them have sleepovers, and I can put together those really crazy lego kits. Those things may mean more to them now.
But it means more to me that they think...
I am the happiest person they know!
I'll be linking this to "Denton Sanatorium"...if I can figure out how to do that!