Tag Archive | mothering

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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“Mommy… I love you!” The words melt your heart because you know they are the truest ones you’ll ever hear from anyone. Your precious child… the one you carried and bore… the one that you would do anything for… no matter what.

Our children have the ability to inflict unspeakable joy as well as tremendous pain to our hearts and souls. Forgiveness and our unconditional love for them is what allows a mother to overlook the hurts… this level of love is reserved only to these souls who’ve entered into our lives. Spouses, lovers and friends are not subject to this type of unconditional love.

I’ve often told my children that their actions speak louder than their words… a cliché it may very well be, but so much truth is forced through this simple yet powerful statement. Our children may shower us with gifts and loving words, but actions of disobedience and disrespect reveal a disturbing truth. I understand fully that our children will do things that they’ll later regret and through their actions of genuine remorse, we see their love.

Relationships with adults are different. When you’ve opened up your heart and laid it upon the altar… bare and naked, you’ve given something of yourself. It’s the ‘do unto others as you’d have them do unto you’ kind of thing. Actions as well as words will create a loving bond between two people or drive a wedge between their two hearts. Love and trust must be nurtured or a necessary good-bye must sadly be said.

You find yourself at a crossroad and you have to ask yourself… “Are you going to do it again? Are you going to except the pain again?”

Before you step onto either road, consider your heart because actions do speak louder than words.
Until next time,
Jean

Love you all the way to the moon…

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Evan and I were snuggled up on the couch this morning gazing out at the moon…It was so big and bright. I love to watch his expressions when he sees all of God’s wonderful creations and when I tell him He made the stars and the moon for us to have the night light.

“I love you all the way to the moon & the stars” I whisper in his ear… eyes tenderly look into mine… he just smiles and holds on tighter.

When I tell the older ones this, they just look at me silly… but I know deep down they are happy I still tell them…. We all like to be told we are loved. It gives a sense of security and can bring cheer to the weary. Love is a healing balm to a troubled spirit… it covereth a multitude of sins… it believes and hopes…

Until next time,
Jean

Kissin’ Boo-Boo’s

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Aaron woke up this morning in his happy-go-lucky kind of mood and scampered over to me…. oops wipe out… another boo boo, yes mom will kiss it all better.

He’s not quite three and he is so sweet and innocent… he cups my face in his wee little paddies, looks me deep in the eyes, oh so lovingly and kisses me back…

The innocence of a small child is not to be reckoned with. I think that is why Jesus said to have such a deep faith, one must think as a child… innocently, not thinking people are out to get them, the world is a beautiful and trustworthy place.

These small children are utterly helpless… they are born into this world unable to care for themselves, completely dependant upon their parents for food, warmth, shelter and love… There is a tenderness that a mother has toward her child… holding them, nursing them, nurturing them with an unfailing love. Mother is a word that should always be said with a sweet kind of remembrance…

Oh how I long to be that kind of mother. Yes we fail and fall short, but as we go to our children and repent of wrongs, forgiveness is typically there ready and willing… “I’m sorry, please forgive me…” just a few small words…

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

Until next time,
Jean