One of God’s greatest gifts

Happy Mother’s Day, sweet friends!

Being a mom is one of God’s greatest gifts. God gave me such an incredible gift by giving me, my Mom. She is the perfect Mom for me. Growing up, she was tough on me. She never let me use my scars and differences as a way not to do things. Whenever I tried to get out doing something by telling her it was too hard for me, she would reply, “You can do anything, Candida! Find your own way.”

She didn’t shelter me or do everything for me. Nor ask the world to adapt to me. But she forced me to adapt to the world and figure things out. Her words and actions indicated that I am strong and capable. It was one of the greatest gifts anyone has ever given me.

Another priceless gift to me is my children. Oh, how I love them. They don’t have to do anything to earn my love. I love them unconditionally. Now that they are grown, motherhood looks a little different for me. They don’t need me as much now. And that’s hard at times.

Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out my role. My adult children don’t need me to tell them what to do. But I do want to model a good life for them. If my kids follow me and do the things I do, I want it to lead them the right way. Throughout my life, I want to set a good example for them.

I want to show my kids what is possible if they work hard, dream big, and follow the Lord. I don’t tell them to do things I don’t do myself. I can’t ask them to follow their dreams if I don’t go after mine. I show them how to be healthy by how I eat, exercise, and choose to think. I read books and pray for guidance so that I can help them if they need me.

We can’t lead others if we are barely surviving ourselves. I need to be my best self to be their best Mom. The majority of the things I do is for my babies. I show up and work hard daily to show them discipline and consistency. I keep pushing when I want to give up because that’s what I want to teach them.

I don’t want them to quit when life gets hard. I don’t want them to use unhealthy coping mechanisms. I don’t want them to settle.

I want my precious babies to be happy and healthy. I want them to have beautiful relationships and exceed their expectations. I want them to have an exceptional relationship with the Lord. I want them to live a big life filled with so many blessings. And I want them to use their gifts to help others.

God chose me to be their Mom, and I take my job seriously. I do my best to love, lead, and show them. But most importantly, I cover them with prayer. I don’t judge or get mad at them when they do something wrong. I do my best to love them as God loves them. And I know the precious blood of Jesus covers the rest.

Have a beautiful day!

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