I know as a mom I can get overwhelmed by all there is to do: cooking, cleaning, errands, laundry, school, activities, play dates, church, nap times and on and on the list goes. But as I look back at my childhood, those aren’t the things I remember or appreciate most about all that my mom did. I definitely appreciate them, but I want to remember and encourage us as moms to remember that there are other important things that our children will be blessed and filled by.
Here are a couple of things that I appreciate that my mom did:
I remember that my mom read through series of books with us. We read all of the Little House on the Prairie books, The Sugar Creek Gang and many more. All 4 of us kids would climb onto my parents big bed in the evenings or afternoons and mom would read to us. I remember her falling asleep reading to us kids and we would stay extremely still not wanting to wake her. Then when she would wake up, apologize and pick right back up where she left off. She gave her presence and time. She gave her voice.
I remember that my mom always hugged us first thing in the morning and first thing when we got home from being gone. She was and is always ready to hug us. Her hugs are food for the soul. She gave her touch.
my daughter getting morning hugs from Grammy, too ♥
I would love to know 1 or 2 things that your mom did (in the comments section) so that I and those who read this can remember what the important things are in this life.