Friday, March 16, 2012

Warden Mother

I have now realized why mothers eat their young in nature.  Ha!  Being a parent in this technology age is soooo hard.  I find  myself policing laptops, ipods, cellphones, and everything else you can think of.  I almost always find something I don't like when I do my random checks.  I don't always understand their choices but I try to remember that there was no internet when I was their age.  If there had been, I probably would have done some of the same things.  Sometimes I feel more like a warden at a prison than a mom.  I guess my dream is that we will be the Cleavers instead of the Weavers.  My life is soooo far from June Cleaver.  I keep asking friends if they police their children's devices and I'm shocked by how many don't.  I am all for privacy but not at the expense of safety and your reputation.  I think if more parents policed their children's texts, facebook statuses, and tweets they would be surprised.  I just keep telling myself that I am not here to be their friend.  I am your mother first.  Unfortunately, sometimes I have to be dad too.  When he's 3 states away, it's kind of hard for him to lay down the law.  Unfair, yes.  Necessary? Absolutely!  I'm a survivor, I'm not gonna give up..... I wonder if Beyonce will now be singing that song in a whole new light, since she has become a mom.  We are sooo much stronger than anyone gives us credit for.  Go Moms!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


My name is Pride. I am a cheater.

I cheat you of your God given destiny......because you demand your own way.

I cheat you of contentment......because you "deserve better than this."

I cheat you of knowledge.......because you already know it all.

I cheat you of healing.....because you are too full of me to forgive.

I cheat you of holiness.....because you refuse to admit when you are wrong.

I cheat you of vision.....because you'd rather look in the mirror than out the window.

I cheat you of genuine friendship......because nobody's going to know the real you.

I cheat you of love.......because real romance demands sacrifice.

I cheat you of greatness in heaven......because you refuse to wash another's feet on earth.

I cheat you of God's glory.......because I convince you to see your own.

My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I'm always looking out for you. Untrue. I'm looking to make a fool of you. God has so much for you, I admit, but don't worry......If you stick with me, You'll never know.

Written by Beth Moore in Praying God's Word

My husband and I

First Time for Everything

Well, here we go!  First post.  Hmmm....I can tell this is going to be tricky for me. My head to mouth filter doesn't always work correctly.  Honesty is the best policy so here goes....

I recently had surgery and I am off from work recuperating.  It has been so nice to just be mom for a few weeks instead of teacher/mom/everything else.  I think one of my favorite things has been my quiet time with God.  So often, I just don't have time to read the bible, pray like I need to, and really get the word in my heart like I so desperately need.  I guess honestly, I just don't make time.  I am trying my best to change that.

 If I could stay at home forever, I would!!!!  Secretly, I am a hermit.  I love to stay home and be domestic.  I always joke and say I was just never meant to work.  I am trying to enjoy the time while I can.  I actually got to make something for my daughter's class and for my son's class as well.  I felt like a "real" mom for the first time in ages.  Which brings me to my question.....

What does a real mom do?  What should be a the top of the list?  I fear I am falling short in this area. It seems the years have slipped by and now they are almost grown-ups. I feel like I've wasted so much time.  Oh, if I could go back in time I would.  Since that is not an option, I'm curious to know what other moms do to make the most of their time.  I am open to any ideas!!!