Friday, September 5, 2008

Ponderings of a MeMe’s heart

Last night I watched the Republican National Convention and I appreciated the speech by Sarah Palin- I thought she was articulate and gave an eloquent speech with great points. I already was a McCain-Palin supporter as I shared before. My favorite part, a part I found so tender and a picture of the love that Sarah has shown her children came from Piper. This in no way has bearing on her ability to run a country, but is a picture of her as a loving mother who’s taught her daughter love and caring.piper-palin-spit-hair-trig-plain

Now my ponderings of a more personal nature-

I have always thought that one of the most important things I could do in this life is raise my children to be responsible Christian  good adults. It has not always been easy and they are still works in progress as I am. One constant throughout my ordeal as a Mother has been the relationship I have with my  heavenly Father- I can remember dedicating my children to Him.  I remember believing and having Faith that God is the only one who loves my children more than me and when I turn them over to his safekeeping hand they are held much better and safer than with me.

It is a wonderful thing to see the joys of accomplishments come as a parent, like seeing your child with children of their own and seeing them mature and make wiser decisions. I am thankful for my children. I am proud of them. Each one special in their own way.

My oldest-Mommy Girl- is pregnant with girl #3 and I love seeing her with her girls. She is the best Mom.  She always had a mothers heart. It’s a beautiful thing to see her with them. She is doing a far better job than she even realizes.


My son-Bubby- I have always called him that. He was a remarkable son and now he is a wonderful Father. He loves his son so much and is very much a hands-on Daddy. m_d942a7b2c205b7da1618c01fb8e6d93c He’s already teaching Ryder to love music.

Last, but never least to me is LULU-My Bama Princess.

She is  working toward one dream and goal –to complete a good education. She’s funny- over sensitive, big-hearted and a survivor like her Mother. That which doesn’t break us makes us stronger. I can’t wait to see what wonderful things God has in store for her. I can’t wait for her to realize He is her first and best love.


Today I read a sweet birthday wish and I cried. I also began my ponderings- have I done enough, do my children know how much I love them, if I were gone would I have shared joy with them? Deep stuff for this Thursday. I pray I’ve shown them God and His love. I pray I’ve shown them mine unconditionally.  Today like all the other days before, I leave them in the wonderful capable hands of the one who loves them with a Mighty love- Our Awesome God.

Children love your parents- parents love your children.

Be blessed!



linda said...

Beautiful...thank you for sharing your heart!

Debbie said...

With all the love you show - I don't think you need worry about your children knowing just how much you love them. Your a wonderful mom, meme, friend and the list goes on!

Life on the farm... said...

I love my kids, and you too!

Brandi said...

That was beautiful~now u made me cry! Your babies are so lucky to have a wonderful mother and loving friend! They have the best of both worlds. Thanks for the wishes, yest. was hard but the thought of her looking down made it all better!

Valarie said...

That was beautiful! As an outsider looking in, you can see the love going in both directions from you and your children. You are all truly blessed. :)

jennifer said...

I felt the same way when I saw little Piper loving on her baby brother. It made the mother in me just melt.

I hope that I'm the kind of mom who teaches her children how to love by loving them the way that Christ loves. What a huge responsibility!

Thanks for the great post!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorie,
You know what, I saw that video and it just touched my heart so much. You can just tell what a loving family they are. I too hope my children will be wonderful parents, I know they will be because they have wonderful hearts. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Dawn said...

Your mama's heart shined through this post!


jennifer said...


I just watched the Hunter's Story Video...and cried my eyes out.

Beautiful, wonderful. God is awesome!

You know that you're killing me over here, though. Pregnant chicks can't handle that kind of emotional stuff! ;-)

Life on the farm... said...

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jennifer said...

Perfect. Mothers fully understand this.

But let me say, this is how every child wants to be regarded by their mother. The little girl in every grown woman wants to think that "Momma is proud of me".

Blessings to you Lorie.