Here is my Joshua. He has a huge responsibility being the oldest of six brothers and sisters. He is a very special guy.
You are growing up so fast. Instead of counting the years that I've had with you, I start counting how many I have left. I realize (tears are streaming down) that I'm over half way done raising you. Where has the time gone? I love that you are older and all the help you give me (I know changing diapers aren't your favorite thing), but I sometimes forget to think about when you were smaller and more dependent. I know you would love to have more freedom. But I think you understand how important it is to be a good example to your brothers and sisters. As I release you, bit by bit, I pray for wisdom.
I also want to compliment you on your heart for God. You truly know right from wrong. I don't worry about you in that regard. You have a solid foundation and your faith is strong. You are an encourager and it makes me so happy to watch you use that special gift that God has given you to build up others.
I LOVE your imagination! You are so creative and can turn ANYTHING into a war item. I have watched you excel in sports and know you must have gotten that from your father (not me!).
Many blessings, Joshua, on your birthday. We chose your name well. Joshua means "The Lord is My Salvation". You know that salvation comes through Jesus.
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at email@example.com
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball