Monday, May 14, 2007
Oh what a blessing!!!!
Ok, so when I was not a mom I knew what kind of mom I would be and how I would do things. I knew I would be independent, my child would be "organic", and she would never pitch a fit because she would be so well disciplined from birth. Ok, so now for the mom that I AM: I am in need of fellowship and companionship, I let Isaiah eat almost whatever she wants and clothe her in what is handed down, gifted or cheap. The girl loves to yell and gets mad when she doesn't get fed as quickly as she thinks she should. Yep, its a little different than my lofty expectations but it is wonderful and she is my little treasure! A new part of my life is a play group that I go to a Mari Helm's house and I never thought I would enjoy something so much. It is a great time of fellowship and hanging out and it is a huge blessing to have a group to share with. Everyone who comes is so different from the next but we all share a wonderful bond of motherhood and the love of Jesus. Mari, who hosts us is a warm, fun, outgoing, soul winner who
actually LOOKS for opportunities to draw people into community. That is so rare!!! Laura is a wonderful woman who is so open and candid and makes everyone feel welcome. She has a great excitement about her that can make the most 'bla' of days feel like something special is about to happen. Jessica is more of an introvert and a newer acquaintance of mine but she is kind and loves her family and children. She is the mother of three very young kids who are as kind and sweet as she is. I look forward to getting to know her more. Erica is from Peru and is so much fun. She
has a great laugh and when I talk to her I feel like we have been friends forever. Yuki (sorry, I don't know how to spell Japanese names!) is a beautiful girl from Japan. SHe is amazingly gentle and comforting. Today was her first time with us but she brought SO much to our little group. You know how there are people who you can just feel their sweet spirit? Well, Yuki is one of those people, another one is Jamie. She is AWESOME and the kind of person you would just pour your heart out to because she is so warm and makes everyone feel so important. Another joy is Ruth Allen who is young and energetic and so very happy. She is very interested in what is going on with everyone and always is encouraging. She is the kind of person who always knows what to say to make me feel like a great mom. Today we had the pleasure of Jenny joining us and I LOVED it! She always blesses me by her presence. Since I've known her, I've always wanted to be just like her. If you don't know my sister-in-law, all I can say is, I'm sorry and you are missing out! Anyway thats our little group and I love it and can't wait for mondays. I love this life God has blessed me with and there are SO many people that make it the blessing that it is, so thank you all and thank you God!