I love being a mom. This doesn't mean it is always easy. This doesn't mean that I love changing poopy diapers. But, overall, I love watching Julia grow. Seeing her smile is the best part of my day. When she makes a connection to something we've taught her it means the world to us as parents. I can't believe how quickly she learns and how earnestly she seeks our approval. All she has to do is walk her little chubby legs into a room and our hearts melt. We are so blessed to be her parents. To think that God has allowed me to take care of this amazing person and help her to become a woman is just to awesome to consider.
I want to be the wife and mother found in the book of Proverbs 31 (Christy Weaver read this passage at our wedding). My favorite verses in this chapter are vs.10-12 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. Vs 20 She extends her hand to the poor. Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. Vs 28-30 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised." Whoa...talk about high expectations, but I love the challenge! God did not put me on this earth to be mediocore and I know (Phillippians 4:13) that I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
Each day I am trying to do what pleases Him and therefore He takes care of the rest!