Friday, May 7, 2010


For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made; your works are
wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your
thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Psalm 139:13-17

This Sunday millions of mother’s will celebrate their special day. Motherhood is a lifelong calling that is full of every emotion known to man; from indescribable joy to overwhelming sadness, and everything in between. My journey of motherhood, and now as a grandma as well, is one that in many ways (though not all of course) has described who I am.

I became a mom at a mere 18 years of age and had NO IDEA just what was involved in fulfilling this role. I found myself QUITE overwhelmed with a baby who didn’t know the difference between night and day (a common thing I later learned, haha) every two hour feedings that ALWAYS ended in a spit up mess, and constant diaper changes (back in the day when that involved cloth diapers, plastic pants, and safety pins). For weeks it seemed my life completely revolved around feedings, diaper changes, lack of sleep, and yet more diaper changes that never seemed to stop. But one day, that sweet little baby smiled up at me and my heart melted and love that can’t be understood until you stand in those shoes filled my very being and I have never been quite the same.

But as I began to add more babies to my busy life I LONGED for the day with a minute to myself. I found it didn’t exist (even in the bathroom) and life became a juggling act. Meals, laundry, school and homework, car pools, sports events, orthodontics, doctor visits, and birthday parties and on and on the list went. I tried to mix all this in with being a wife, a daughter, and a just a woman with interests of my own, and found it very difficult indeed. A mother’s job involves so many different roles I leaned. She is a cook, a nurse, a councilor, a friend, a referee, a cheerleader, a comforter, an encourager, and most of all a teacher and these are just to name a few. These middle of the road years were so full and busy for me, that while I was going through them I was quite certain life would never change and I would always be on a treadmill running, never quite making it to where I was going.

But suddenly they were teenagers and a whole new set of challenges became my world. Driver’s licenses, parties and dating, college choices and career decisions found me on my knees and begging the Lord for His protection and longing for the days when I knew just where they were all the time and a kiss made everything better. And then it seemed as though things began to finally fall into place. Graduations, jobs, weddings, and even babies of their own filled my days.


My life with my children and now my grandchildren is a gift from my Lord that I will never be able to thank Him quite enough for. They have filled it with so much love and joy, laughter and sweetness of life that I know I have been truly blessed.  My own precious mother has been all of these things to me and so much more.  The older and older I have become the more my understanding and appreciation for all she has done for me has grown and I love her with a love that still continues to grow.  May all the mother’s reading this have a WONDERFUL MOTHER’S DAY and may God’s face shine upon you all.

Psalm 127: 3, 4 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth

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  1. Have a wonderful Mother's Day. You have some really good reasons to!

  2. What a pretty post Debbie! Happy Mother's Day to you, I'm sure it will be a great day filled with your family!

  3. A loving mom's heart made your children even more beautiful! Because I know their ways are a reflection of yours! :) Dropping by to greet you a Happy Mother's Day and want to thank you for encouraging me always. God bless sister Debbie.

  4. Happy Mothers Day, to you!
    Blessings, andrea

  5. Have a very happy Mother's Day, be blessed, Barbara

  6. your 'children' are beautiful and your post is a mother's heart. Have a Happy Mother's Day...

  7. beautiful children you have! happy mother's day! I'm praying for you, Debbie. Keep me posted. XO

  8. What a good looking family you have! Happy Mother's (and Grandmother's) Day.

  9. So well said...Amen and Amen...although I don't have the grandkids yet the other is so true. I am still on the journey with the two at home, and at times so hard, but wouldn't trade it for anything.
    Happy Mother's Day,

  10. Debbie,
    I relate to every word. Thank you so much for sharing this! Happy Mom's Day to you! Have a great weekend with your family!

  11. Great post. And what great looking children you have. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

  12. What a beautiful tribute to your family and to God for blessing you over and over again as a mom and grandma. I feel the same way! God bless and Happy Mother's Day!

  13. Beautiful post, Debbie! You have a beautiful family. Wishing you a wonderful Mothers Day weekend.


  14. What a sweet post. Oh yes, the kneeling and praying. God has been by my side through it all.
    Happy Mothers day,

  15. A beautiful post for Mother's Day. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings and Happy Mother's Day to you.

  16. Hi Debbie,

    Thank God for giving you such lovely children. They are such precious gift from God to you, and you are a precious gift of God to them :) Happy Mother's Day to you!

    Warm regards,

  17. Yes, you are blessed! Happy Mother's Day!

  18. This is beautiful! Happy Mother's day!

  19. Very nice! When I think of my two children as babies, I thought it was so difficult with everything that had to be done. I loved it, but it was work! But NOW that they're both teenagers I find it even more difficult! And yes, I'm praying more like you!

    Hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

  20. I pray that your day was a wonderful all ways! Isn't it amazing (if not a bit sad, too) how we can get so caught up in the challenges of each stage - whether it the sleepless infant stage, the whirlwind school age days, the crazy teen years, whatever - that we often miss so much of the joy, blessing and fun of those stages....until we are out of them and would love to have them back again, if just for a little while.

    I don't want to miss the joys of this stage I am in (especially as I dwell on missing the last stages!) but I want to purposely see the blessings of today!! Goodness, these different stages of life do go so it just me, or do they start going by faster and faster??

    You do have a beautiful family!! Enjoy your week, friend:)


I am so glad that you would take the time to comment on my thoughts and feelings, it is such a blessing to me!