One of my favorite things to do for the Christmas season is to hang the stockings! The children get so excited and it is always fun to see the line of stockings grow! I need to get a different one for Lily, but I got this little blue one for free last year. I want to look around and find a prettier one on sale after Christmas.
I tried to get the kids to line up under their stockings. Not the greatest of pictures, but it shows the personalities of each child very well!
Here is Andrew painting a Christmas cookie at the craft fair. I'm so glad I took them. There were HUNDREDS of people and it was hard to find a place to sit down, but we managed to find some good stations and the kids made a bag full of crafts. Thanks, Margaret for inviting us!
Here, Jess and Andrew are making ornaments with their picture on it.
So, can I just say yesterday was horrible? I became drill-Sergeant mom and my kids and I were all stressed. It was not fun and at the end of the day, I realized that I had prayed for everyone but myself. I never once prayed for strength or for the Holy Spirit to fill me. I was ashamed and confessed my sin. Today is going to be different. I am going to pray and love the child that is being extremely difficult and I am not going to let that child run my emotions or everyone else's. I am going to be consistent and loving when I discipline her. I can only parent like that with God's help. So I'm taking a deep breath and starting over. Pray for me...
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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