Meg comes to me this afternoon and says "Jo...look what I found...a mouse gun!" I looked at the twig in her hand....."where did you find that Meg?" I questioned. "Oh" she says in a very adult voice "it was in the woods...where the mouse shot Beth." Poor Beth just can't win...always seems to get the short end of the stick (no pun intended.)
I love my littles so much...I hope so badly that I will never in any ways squelch their creativity...try to make them who I want them to be - I pray that I will be a source of joy and support in their lives...I hope I can nurture them, teach them right from wrong - I pray that they will desire what is RIGHT not because of fear but because of accepting love from their perfect Heavenly Father.
Motherly love is not much use if it expresses itself only as a warm gush of emotion, delicately tinged with pink. It must also be strong, guiding and unselfish. The sweetly sung lullaby, the cool hand on the fevered brow, the Mother's Day smiles and flowers are only a small part of the picture. True mothers have to be made of steel to withstand the difficulties that are sure to beset their children.
- Rachel Billington
Sometimes it makes me so sad that my kids have to grow up in a world that is so dirty... so full of hatred and greed and selfishness. It makes me sad that Trin isn't always going to be Meg playing at death and thinking that's it's just a simple part of life that doesn't really hurt. But then I HAVE to remember that without our God I am selfish and greedy and hateful...and so are my sweet babies. They were born into an imperfect world, and although they (especially my little Finn who is so little and soft) seem perfect to me...the Bible says that "we all have fallen short." None of us are as clean and as pure as our Maker. But He reaches out to us anyways....He forgives us anyway and says "follow me" and "trust me." And then..when we do, there is a shelter for us...there is joy for us and life.
And the fun thing...the good thing...is that there is beauty. There are unexpected blossoms growing on trees, and watermelon in January, and vivid imagination - there are lemons and giggles and chocolate birthday cakes. It's the simple things.....