Thursday, September 3, 2009
It's A Huxtable Kind Of Day!!
I love my kids with all my heart and soul! Since God has blessed us with the ability for me to stay at home with them, I have found that they are my life...they are my reason for getting up when I don't feel like it, my drive to find purpose in situations that seem hopeless, my laughter when my heart is full of sorrow and my love when the world seems cold. God uses them all so often to teach me simple lessons and hard truths.
It can take a LOT for a mom (working or not) to keep from allowing her kids to define her. I spent a lot of time being very disappointed in who I was before I realized that letting a person dictate who you are is like trying to dress your reflection in a mirror: thier opinion is important, but it is simply that ~ an opinion...just as your reflection is a picture of what you look like, but it isn't really you. There can be distortions in the glass that make you look wider (which is a flaw that I have decided that all of our mirrors have...) or funky lighting in the room that make you look deathly pale... But those "faults" aren't yours and you can't fix up the reflection itself as it isn't reality...a mirror is meant to give you a general idea, but it shouldn't define you. Opinions are good ideas to look at to gauge how things are going...but they aren't in and of themselves the reality of who you are.
That being said...I find great joy in knowing that our kids enjoy sharing thier hearts with us. As my husband and I left to take them all to school this morning, there was excitement and nervousness conveyed in the chatter from the backseats, which brought up a few misty eyes in the front ones...but, even so, the school year for 2009-2010 is off and running!!
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