Saturday, January 21, 2012

~On being a Wife and Mommy~

~As I was writing a blog post...my little blonde headed boy fell and got hurt. I told him to come to Mommy.   He came running over to me and I pulled him up on my lap and asked where it hurt? He showed me his foot...and I bent down to plant a "healing kiss" on a Very D.I.R.T.Y. PRECIOUS foot. =)   He quit crying, said, "Thank you, Mommy," and ran back to play. As he left I remembered once again...the privilege that is mine to be a wife and a Mommy!
 Wives, there is nothing better that we can do for our children then LOVE God and their Daddy with all of our hearts!   If at all possible make times to be with your husband as often as you can.  If you cannot go out for a little date, then at least plan some time chatting together on the couch just the two of you!  If you can go out, dress up for your DATE, get something cheap (an ice cream cone to share if need be) but HAVE SOME time to chat, share your heart, discuss the kids, the future, etc.   These times are so helpful to continue building your relationship as husband and wife.
~ Phillip took me to a fun little homey restaurant that we found here.  It sort of reminds us of a Cracker Barrel's atmosphere.  (There's even a little country type store in the back too. =)
(Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite USA restaurants).~
 I was reading in The Ladies Companion  and I read a neat quote from Sarah Fry.  She said that she was making a meal for ANOTHER family and she felt like she was ministering.  Then she realized this...
"Every time my family sits down to a hot, healthy meal on clean dishes I have been a minister." Sarah Fry
Due to having a WONDERFUL Moma who loves being a homemaker and has many talents in that line... I L.O.V.E. decorating our home for each new season and cooking and baking.   Ladies, our meals don't have to be a 7 course meal, and you don't have to be kin to "Martha Stewart"...but the PRESENTATION of our meals makes a lot of difference!
Now there are times that I put the pans on the table (SHHHHHHHHH!!! Please DO NOT tell my Moma! ;-) but when I have a little extra time, I like to put the chips or rolls in a paper-lined basket, take the jelly out of the jars and put them in little bowls, take an extra minute to arrange the fruit or cookies on a plate, etc.  This cheers up not just my heart...but my sweetheart and children take note too and love it!
We are making memories! 
 Our little Elijah and Mary are still in the age to where they LOVE to imitate what they see.   It's so cute to see little Mary trying to wipe off the table, or Elijah cutting up vegetables like they've seen Mommy do.  (Actually our other 3 children are imitating too...just not as obvious!)
Children are imitators...So that means as Daddy and Mommy we need to make sure their "heros" are ones we/God wants them to imitate!! Whose blogs/FB pages are they surfing?  Who are their close friends?  My children are only allowed to go to certain blogs...for I've seen so many things on even "Holiness people's blogs" that I don't want our children to imitate!
May God help us as we LIVE THE JESUS LIFE, STICK TO THE BIBLE, and form their lives for HIM.

So....wives and Mommies...let's hold our heads up...For ours is a HIGH QUALITY JOB!
The pay is "out of this world!" =)

12 comments:

Dorcas said...

A very good post!!

RicKaren said...

Great post!

Jana said...

Love this post-- very well said!!!

Roseanne Evans said...

Very encouraging post, Heather. Thanks for your example to us other Mommies. The pic of all 5 of them looking into the fountain is adorable.

~Carla~ said...

You are right on Heather, Thanks for the reminders and the encouragement. ~Carla~

Brittany said...

Very good post, Heather! And one that I need to be reminded of sometimes ;)Our own little families are probably our greatest ministry!

Charity said...

Love it! Loving the family and home is so counter-cultural, and so pleasing to the Lord. Funny how those things tend to run together ;o)

lila said...

Very good, and we all need to be reminded of these important things that get over looked. I might have said this on your blog before, I wish you and your husband could mentor every newly married couple for at least one yr. and when they have children, mentor for another yr. Oh, how their lives would start out so nice!!!! You all are the best. I sure wish you could of been there for us 37 yrs. ago, but with the help of Jesus we made it. I am so thankful for the yrs. we did get to be together, even tho it was later in our life. It has helped us so much. You all are the best!!!! love you tons

lila said...

In my previous post, I don't mean that everyone has a bad start or a bad married life. I just mean you have so much good advice and examples to offer that anyone could benefit from your mentoring.

mmsbryan said...

Oh No, did I read a whisper that you have actually put pans on your table????? Maybe I did not hear right. :-) Just kidding! But as you know you can do that with the right pan, iron skillet etc. and make a rustic table that is actually pretty. All of us have those busy times with a sick child or a Mom that is past 104 1/2 and very ill or a time schedule that demands a rush but the norm should be pretty. I read a magazine article some years ago of a daughter that told how her Mother took the pickles out of the jar etc. when serving her family. She grew used to it as a child but later she saw it in different light as her Mother explained that it was her love for her family and nothing was too much trouble to make them feel special. While it is a natural for some it can be a learned art, just look for ways to say, I Love You and am glad that you are in our home to those you are serving. Good post, love the picture of those cute five little ones. That Mary is too cute in her jean skirt. Love, Moma

Sherry L Dickinson said...

The picture of Phillip and you at that cute little table in front of the pretty window is gorgeous. I would love a framed picture of that, as it is so picturesque.
You can see how Kimberly is growing, in the picture of the five looking into the fountain. Mary with her hat and skirt makes me laugh aloud!
Bless you, Heather, for making things nice for your family, and bless your dear mother's heart for raising her family in the same manner.
Thank goodness Dad bought nice Miracle Maid pans for me to use. That way we have a nicely set table with my Miracle Maid pans when we sit at the table to eat! LOL! Love, Mom D

Abigail Kuhn said...

Thanks for that post! It reminded me of some things, I've let slip in the hustle of my schedule! We don't have children yet, but I want to be the mother/wife that God intended me to be! Thanks for those little tips! And I agree with Lila you would make a wonderful mentor!

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