Sunday, May 31, 2009

Baby Snuggles

Is there anything better? It can bring a 6 year old to tears (of joy!) It can make my 9 year old stop whatever she is doing and just be. It can melt a father's heart. How must our Father in Heaven feel whenever we stop wandering this world, to just stop and snuggle Him? I have been praying the 15 prayers of St. Bridget and sometimes it's hard to fit them in, with our busy life. But each day, I stop and spend those 20 (or so) minutes and just snuggle with Jesus. If this love we feel on earth is even just a glimpse of the love we'll feel for each other in Heaven, then lets work more towards sharing those snuggles with each other, now. I don't mean go hug everyone you meet on the street, but bring that love in a small way to each person. See Christ in EACH person. Especially the guy that honks at you, or cuts you off while you are driving. Especially that person that speeds out of the parking lot after Mass. Especially your own family all snuggled up in your loving home! God bless, and I am off for more snuggles now! It should smell a lot better now that I've changed the diaper. ;)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Random Thoughts On Motherhood

It's been awhile since I have been able to sit down to post, but it seems that I am always writing in my mind as life goes on. The end of the spring is always such a busy time with soccer ending, swim team starting and then Mom spending every last minute planning school and ordering all the goodies for next year's lessons.
A few weeks ago I visited a blog post that was playing the greatest song. I enjoyed the song them, but didn't pay much attention to it. Then, when I would go back to this blog, I thought that it was a beautiful song, but again, I still didn't really listen to the song. Then finally the blogger had so many people ask about it that I finally listened, really listened. Well, that was it. I was online buying the entire CD, which I never do anymore. The song is a gift from Taylor Swift to her parents. I can't stop listening to it. It is called The Best Day. It is a girl remembering all the times her mom was there for her, and all the best days they had together.
What I want more than anything in this world, is for my children to always stay faithful to God's will. While doing that though, I would love for them to have wonderful days that they remember. I want each one of their days, however hard, to be their best day. I want to just get down on their level and see what is important to each one, each day. I want them to tell me their dreams and then I want to help them reach those dreams each day. Every day I wake up and think of how blessed I am to be able to go with them on all the explorations through whatever it is for us to learn that day.
One of the things I remember most as a child, is how my mom was ALWAYS there for me. Even when I dissapointed her, she was there. When I was hurt, she was there. It was in those times when she supported me, even when I was wrong. She taught me the love of Christ through her unconditional gift of herself to my sister and I.
Our vocation of motherhood is not a JOB. It is a gift that we selflessly give every day of our lives. We don't get days off, and our pay can never be measured in a monetary way. Instead we have the honor of knowing that we have helped to grow the Kingdom of God the way no one else can. A very dear friend of mine just suffered a miscarriage. This was a child who was given to them later in life. She only talks of the gifts that came from their sufferings. She truly sees God's will and is then able to be a living example for her children who are then an example right back to her. It's in times like these that we are truly closest to Heaven and all the love that shines down from there.
May you have a blessed Mother's Day and may it be your BEST DAY, today!!

PS Check out the song, it really is inspirational. I cry every time!