Saturday, September 20, 2008

Just some thoughts from a mom who appreciates her life.

L♥vin My B♥ys!

Bubba & Joshua

Becoming a mother at age 16, I never grasped the gift God would be giving me until I finally held my 9 week premature baby son for the first time when he was 3 weeks old. From that moment on my heart beat for this little 3 lb. 7oz baby and my desire to be the best mom I could be to him was born. He is now 20 and has his whole life in front of him. I am at a point where I need to release him completely to God and trust God. After all, he is God's child. I do pray he flies so high and serves the Lord with all his heart.

The Bible says train a child up in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. I sit here knowing out of all the ministry work I can do on this earth by far my greatest mission as a mother is to raise God fearing boys to become mighty servants of God.

When I became a mother again in 2005 to Joshua it was like I was in a different life. Kyle was 17 and now I had a newborn. I thanked God for another opportunity to be a mother. These boys are my reward and great treasure. My vision and desire to see them fulfill their great destiny God created them for is near at hand as I know too well time does seem to pass by in a twinkle of an eye.

I think of how great an opportunity to help God with a creation when He created my children in my womb, but what an honor to raise them in Godly ways. If I never succeed at anything may I succeed in raising my boys to become God's pleasing and faithful servants.

Thank you God for giving me my boys. I see it as a great honor to be used by You to train them in Your ways and teachings. Lord, help me to be that mother you desire for me to be. When I am tired give me exceeding energy and patience to love them. When I am stressed give me overwhelming love for them and Lord, when they need me let me be there and not too busy to see their need. They won't be mine forever for I must give them to You and release them. Lord, help me give them roots and so I can cheer as I see them fly. In Jesus' Name Amen!





Rozy Dozy said...

aww..I know writing this one was tough. God bless you, girl. Its been a tough few weeks for you. Hang in there..things are fixing to get better.

Sorry didnt make it by tonight. See you tomorrow.

reeda paul said...

Hey Julie! I just wanted you to know how much I truly appreciated the feedback on my post. What you have written on yours is very inspiring. I hope you know what a blessing it is for me to have you and Shane and Roz in my life. This summer was fantastic and this fall is even better - I will continue to lift you up in prayer -thank you for your encouragement!