I truly meant to get this posted earlier this week…
but I got busy…
and blogger got crazy!!!
Last week our pastor called and asked if I would think
about being on a panel of moms for his sermon on mothers day.
Anyone that knows me very well,
knows that I absolutely hate speaking in front of large groups…
heck I hate speaking in front of more than 2 people:-)
But I have been feeling God trying to stretch me
to do things that are slightly uncomfortable…
so I said yes.
He gave us a few questions to think about…
1. What is one of the biggest challenges in parenting today?
I think there is a lack of communication. So many kids have phones and access to internet at very young ages. I want my kids to know that they can always come to me or my husband if they have problems or issues. I don’t want to find out things via a text or facebook.
2. How do you balance life and mothering?
I think it is very important to keep God number one in your life. By reading His word, you know how He wants you to handle struggles and He helps you keep your focus. Your family always comes next. There are lots of times that you have to give up doing things that you want, so that your family is happy and healthy. Third I believe you have to take some time out for yourself. A happy mommy makes a happy home:-) Take time to get a manicure or do some shopping therapy.
3. What is one of the most important things?
Love your kids unconditionally!!!!! No matter what happens, your kids need to know that you love them!!!! I have always said “I love you” to my kiddos since they were babies! They need to hear this over and over. Even as teens:-)
4. If you could give one piece of advice, what would it be?
Remember what it is like to be a kid. There are so many times that I yell at my kids and ask them why they did something, and they were just being kids. Kids have a different perspective and I think as adults we lose that. I end up having to say I’m sorry and ask for some forgiveness just because I get uptight as an adult. Let loose and have some fun:-)
Honest I don’t have all the answers, and I sure was glad that there were 5 other ladies with me on the panel. That way I didn’t have to say too much:-) But I am glad that I let God use me, even when it was hard for me!!!
(don’t ya love trying to get just ONE good picture of everyone:-)