8/8/10

motherhood Moment with 4 sanity sucking blessings

"Motherhood,take it for all that it is and all that it brings."

While most of my post for Seeds of Faith will be about a simple day to day tid bits of my life mothering four children, this first post though will be about my feelings of motherhood. This will be the only way you can truly know where i come from when talking about my children, hubs and life as a mom. I try to live my day to day life with the above quote in the forefront of my head. Does it always work you ask? No, not always. I sometimes feel like all i do goes unseen everyday. That all i do is kind of for nothing { i know this is not true }. Its those nights when i sit back and think of my children and how truly blessed i am that i realize that everything i do is for them and that its all worth it.

Motherhood to me is not the amount of children you have nor the years you have racked up doing it. Motherhood is more of what God has given you, what he has help create with you and the things you learn from your kids. Motherhood is more then a job, more then being a parent. A mother is many things, beyond being a mother or friend. A mother is many titles feelings and heartfelt moments. Here is one of mine.

A Motherhood Moment With 4 Sanity Sucking Blessings

{not for children to read please.}

How often does the conversation of Santa Clause come up in your house? Well in mine its often. My children are in love with the whole Santa Clause thing. We let them learn who and what Santa is from a very young age. Being Christian and a learning one at that i find it hard to celebrate X-mas the way that most people do. We don't celebrate it as a a birthday nor as a day of just receiving. We celebrate it as a day of giving, nothing less nothing more. So that you know i Was a Santa believer till i was 21.

I have this thing about always telling my children the truth no matter if it hurts them or not. so i knew that if any of them would ask me if santa the easter bunny or the tooth fairy is real i would have to say no. My hubs said he didn't agree and that he was against it. I said we would talk about it when the day came. so that day came. After getting the go ahead from my husband, i sat a talked to my oldest (6). Here is how the conversation went.

April- "mom is Santa real?"
Me- "no he's not"
April- "how do you know"
Me- "well mommy and daddy are the ones who buys your gifts, we eat the cookies you put out and we deiced if you are naughty or nice. The reason we say there is a santa because he is the idea of giving with out the need to receive in return."

we then watched the video of Veggietales, "Saint Nicholas a story of joyful giving".

Me- "do you understand April that mommy and daddy are Santa?"
April- "yea mom but can you please call santa and tell him we were good?"
Me- "you got it April, i will call tonight"

The point of this is, i have learned that i will continue to be honest with my children. But when it comes to Santa, The Tooth Fairy and The Easter Bunny, i will tell them what ever makes them smile. That my truth doesn't have to be there's, and i am happy that this conversation didn't ruin what she felt x-mas was all about.

Proverbs 31:10-12, 25-30: "An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life ... Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her, saying: 'Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.' Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised."

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3 comments:

  1. Thankfully, the kids haven't really asked about Santa yet. They still think he's real, because Santa 'spoke' to them and addressed them by name on a video (can't remember the site) over Christmas. But yes, I think if they ask, I won't pretend that he's 'real.'

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  2. Hey there Claudia! I hope you have a great Monday! Love the verse by the way! I'm leading a retreat in November on this entire chapter!

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