My baby turned one today. I can hardly believe it. I know every mother says that, but I just kept help myself. A year, a whole year has gone by since we welcomed our sixth blessing into this world!
As a tradition, I write a letter to my children each time they have a birthday. I then rewrite by hand and put it into their scrapbook.
Dearest Lily Pie,
You are now one years old! This year has been an absolute blur. Even though I have been busy mothering and homeschooling all your brothers and sisters, I have not wasted one precious moment with you. I have enjoyed you thoroughly, my sweet little girl. I have treasured every kiss and nursing session. I'm surprised you are not bald from all the smooches you have received on your cute little head! You have been a joy and delight to us. We have enjoyed watching you accomplish all your "firsts". Your brothers and sisters have been your little cheerleaders! They get so excited when you do something new!
I am so blessed that God gave me another daughter. I honestly didn't think it would happen again. You are the icing on our family cake. You even have blue eyes! Definitely a novelty in our family! I can look at you and see each one of your brothers and sisters in you.
Lily means "innocence, beauty and purity". My prayer is that you would live up to your name as your grow up into adulthood. I pray that you would be pure and innocent, saving all of yourself for the husband that God might give to you. I pray that you would not only be beautiful on the outside, but even more lovely on the inside. I long for you to have a heart that is set on fire for Jesus!
Love Him, my precious one. I can only teach you and show you how, but you, my child, must find your own way eventually. You must make your faith your own one day. I will always be praying that for you.
"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