Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fear in Mommy's Heart

Every mommy fears for their children.
Fear is something that occurs in every mommy's heart, and I don't think it ever leaves. Even as our children grow, and have more courage than we could ever imagine, we continue to fear for them.

I have often said that simple events like well-child check-ups at the doctors office, when the kids have to receive shots, are harder on the parents than they are on the kids.

I always spend these moments in prayer. Praying seems to settle my heart, and give me a little peace, even though my heart still aches for my babies.

When my little men begged me to let them ride on a monster truck at the auto expo recently, my heart was in my throat, just thinking about it!
I asked their father, who is one of the most cautious people I know, and he thought it would be okay.

So, I paid the $15 and let the boys climb up onto this GIGANTIC monster truck - thinking that the Lord would protect them, and they would be just fine, since the truck was only going to be driving around the parking lot.

I started to take video, and continued to pray that the angels would act as the seat belts for my babies, as they were riding. My littlest man kept leaning over the edge of the truck watching the tires!!!

Then the truck started doing DONUTS in the parking lot, and I had visions of my boys being thrown out of the truck, and being run over by those giant tires.

I had to turn off the video camera and pray even harder!
I asked one of the gentleman working the monster truck exhibit if my boys were okay up there, and if they would slow down so they wouldn't fall out.
He assured me that they were safe, and commented that they charge extra for having people fall out!!!

Okay, I was seriously AFRAID for my boys' lives!!
They survived, as did I.

Every time I think of this event, I get very tense, and fear takes over. I have to remember that God is in control, and that my boys will always have more courage than me!

"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1

Psalm 56:3-4 When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?

Isaiah 41:13 For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - New Pets!

Yes, we're a day late, but only because I was too busy acclimating our new pets to our home!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Movie Preview - "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"

I love movies - especially most Disney movies.

This summer, they are releasing "The Odd Life of Timothy Green", and it looks very cute!

Check out this preview:

I plan to see it when it comes out!
What do you think?


Trying Tuesday....Up In The Night

My youngest son, age 4, woke up around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday evening, moaning and whining.

I went into his room to see what was wrong, only to find he had thrown up, all over his bed.
Poor baby!

I picked him up, resulting in my own pajamas becoming covered in his vomit. I carried him to the bathroom, and gently placed him in the bathtub. He was so excited to take a bath in the middle of the night. He acted like nothing was wrong, except that he was covered in gross stuff.

We rinsed him off, and I let him play in the tub, while I stripped his bed, and sprayed Lysol to kill any germs.

Throughout all of this, my older two children woke up wondering what in the world was going on.

Of course, once I got the baby out of the tub, and snuggled him dry, everyone was wide awake, except for me.

I managed to get clean sheets & blankets on his bed, and snuggle him back to sleep. The older two eventually fell back asleep as well, but only after I had gone downstairs to put the soiled bedding in the washing machine.

I spent over 2 hours in the middle of the night taking care of my babies, one of whom was sick.

Yes, my job as a mommy is to be there for my children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I don't get coffee breaks or lunch hours, let alone a day off!

I would not trade it for the world!!

My sweet little man felt better in the morning, and I was able to rest the day away with him, since I did not get as much sleep as I needed.

I prayed over my son as I bathed him.
I prayed over his bed as I changed the sheets, that the Lord would bless his dreams, and heal his little body as he slept.
I prayed over my older two children as they stumbled into my room, asking me to turn off the music I had chosen to help them get back to sleep.

You can pray over your children at any time. Thoughtful prayer will help you soothe you, even when exhausted, and provide a tired mommy with peace in caring for their children.

"Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints..." Ephesians 6:18

"Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words." Romans 8:26