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Feb 25, 2013

A Mom's High Hopes

MaryAnn Gaver


    "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."  --- Abraham Lincoln

    "A kiss from my mother made me a painter." --- Benjamin West

    You sit.  You take a deep breath and wonder, "What will my child be when he or she grows up?"

    Have you asked that question recently?  Do you find yourself wondering if everything you're teaching is really sinking in to your children's hearts and minds?

     Well, let me assure you that what you say and teach today is definitely going to have an impact on your children tomorrow --as in the down-the-road tomorrows of life.  It will be stored in the depths of their being - and will be recalled at a later moment.

      The really hard part of mothering (and teaching) is that sometimes you just don't know if all your effort is really worth it.  But again, I'm here to remind you that it is! 

     What we say today is vitally crucial to our children's development, outlook and growth.  In fact -- it's so important that it's staggering.  Last June, I did a blog called Moms -- Remember Mrs. Carson that talks about a mother's impact on her son, and would be honored to have you read it.

     So my encouragement today is to summon all your energy to the task of being the best mother you can be.  The Lord will help you!  And He will guide you as your children grow to be exactly who they're supposed to be...

      Remember, to enjoy the treasure of who your child is today no matter what they do or become in the future.  Keep on!

     Proverbs 31:15-16

     "She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household, and a portion for her maidservants.  She considers a field and buys it; from her profits she plants a vineyard."