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Thursday, October 22, 2009

I Am While I Am Not: Writer's Workshop

I am so totally sure of their potential...
while I am not always confident in who I am in this world.

I am confident of their beauty, both without and within...
while I am not going anywhere near my own bathroom mirror.

I am praying that they would find their way and know their role...
while I am not so sure that I am ever noticed in mine.

I am able to tell them what life will throw at them as they grow...
while I am not able to trust the unknowns of tomorrow.

I am able to tell them how to go about fixing what they need to change...
while I am not even sure how to help myself most days.

I am so very happy that God chose me to be their mother...
while I am not so sure He chose the right woman for the job.

I am vulnerable, scared, stubborn, worried, and I wrestle with my pride...
All while knowing I am not ever going to quit pushing them to be
all that I know they can be.

I am their mother...
and I love them more than words can say.


For today's blog, I was responding to a prompt over at Mama Kat's Place. Head on over for more info on what this is all about. :)

Looking up as always...

19 comments:

alicia said...

That is beautiful.
"I am so very happy that God chose me to be their mother...

while I am not so sure He chose the right woman for the job"
Those words made me tear up. I think every mom can relate to that.
Thanks for you words today!

Bina @ Bina's Pad said...

...vulnerability at its finest in this post.

Thanks..for responding to this and for letting me know I'm not alone in this daily battle of the mind.

Hugs to you!

Christine said...

OH WOW! I feel like I want to cry. What a BEAUTIFUL post.

Jennifer said...

Awesome! I'm glad I inspired you because that was lovely.

I tried to comment on your blog earlier this week but I couldn't for some reason. I'm glad I'm finally pushing the right buttons.

Diane said...

Powerful and vulnerable at the same time. Lovin' it! :O)

Alicia said...

Bina, that was beautiful! I love the contrasts!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful! I think you speak for moms everywhere with this one.

Karen said...

A mom's thoughts and dreams so beautifully written. Very nice, Bina.

Blessings

marfmom said...

Absolutely beautiful, just like your kids! How fun to get to be mamma to 5!

Thanks for sharing your post with us :-)

Jessica said...

That is so beautiful! I absolutely love it. Well done!

L.L. Barkat said...

Bina, you could still post a poem before tomorrow to be included in HighCallingBlogs Random Acts of Poetry.

The best thing to do is to drop your post URL in my comment box so I don't miss it. I will link to you, even if belatedly. Also, if you have linked to me as the writing project "source", I will see it in my Google Alerts.

Either way, I'll link. Don't be shy; I want to link to you! :)

L.L. Barkat said...

No problem, Bina. :) You can talk in my comment box anytime.

Here's a link. Scroll to the end of the article for instructions...

http://highcallingblogs.com/blog/4229/culture-corner-question-quill-pens-or-qvc/

And, yes, they can be your words. (Unless you want to borrow Linda's. That could be fun. :)

Lorrie said...

so awesome...but I have to tell you. I don't have any daughters except daughters in the Lord. I went to Revolve 'cause my husband is the youth minister and I hanging around girls when I can. Have a great and blessed day!

Bina @ Bina's Pad said...

And away I go...

Christine ~ I am glad God can use my words to touch your heart. :)

Jennifer ~ your post was an amazing moment for me...and I thank you for it.

Diane ~ Thank you, my friend.

Alicia ~ I live the life of contrasts...as I believe most moms do on some level. Thank you.

Jeanette ~ Thank you...I know I spoke for my heart...an often forgotten importance for Mommies everywhere!

Karen ~ Thank you so much :O)

Marfmom ~ It was nice to "meet" you today thru your post, also beautiful! Thanks.

Jessica ~ I feel so repetitive saying "Thank you" so instead, you get: Many thanks. :O)

L.L. ~ Thanks for all your help with that!!

Lorrie ~ Hopefully I cleared up the confusion in your comment box for today... *sigh* Darned apostrophies!!

Many hugs to you all...thank you for stopping by and taking the time to not only read, but comment. They all make me smile!
Bina

Mama Kat said...

I love how you tackled this one! So many of us moms share all of those same contrasts!! I feel like you were speaking for me.

Bina @ Bina's Pad said...

Mama Kat ~ Why thank you much! :) Glad you could pop over and read...and I hope you enjoy reading the hundreds of other entries!!! :)

Bina

Adventure Mom Janna said...

I love the contrast of emotions you've put forth and so many women can relate to those very same feelings.

I always appreciate my mother more when I write and read about motherhood. God Bless!

Bina @ Bina's Pad said...

Adventure Mom...thank you so much for your kind words. I have learned to appreciate my own mom as I raise my kids...such a blessing!

mommablogsalot said...

Isn't it amazing how much confidence we can have in our kids and yet still be so unconfident personally. :) Great post.

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