SAL-VA-TION: by grace

E-LEV-EN: children from 1984 to 2006

HOME-SCHOOL-ING: since 1990

DOWN-SYN-DROME: susie and gabe

GRAND-CHILD-REN: since 2010

FAITH-FUL-NESS: my steadfast rock, my biggest supporter, my leader, my friend, my love, my husband

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wisdom from Mom

One of my Mom's favorite sayings concerning child raising was,
"When they're little they're a handful,
When they're bigger they're a headful,
But they're always a heartful."
My load is lighter these days than it once was as I have fewer 'handfuls' and many are past being a 'headful', but I was reminded of the 'heartful' this morning when Chet called me. His first words were,
"Hi Mom, I'm in the Urgent Care Center..."
From hundreds of miles away the bottom dropped out of my stomach as I waited for the details that would tell me if I needed to catch a plane or just listen. Thankfully, I only had to listen--a nail went through his foot.

My Mom lived out her love for me, always listening but coming when she knew I needed her, even when I didn't know I needed her. I hope that I will also prove the Mother-love I confess and will do my best to be there for my children "in a heartbeat".


Dana said...

I hope I haven't had any tragic accidents that caused you to feel like that. And I am a witness that yes, you always are there for me and you don't hesitate a second...when it's important. ;) I love you!

Keelie said...

You're awesome! Corey had people give examples of the best mom they ever knew last week in church - I used your story about Dana and overhearing her answer to a game question - I hope I'm the kind of mother my kids want to hang out with, as well as am always there when needed!
Love you!

Keithslady said...

I love you two, too. (Sounds like a song.....:)

Kari Mitchell said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That's it. Just Ahhhhhhhhhhh. I love you!