Monday, July 02, 2012
To whom much is given, much is required. I think about this often. My husband and I have been blessed with 4 beautiful children. The Lord has given us a lot and in that, He is also requiring a lot from us. Being a parent, a mother, is a role that I don't ever want to do less than 100%. It's my prayer that every day, I pour enough into my children so that they are overflowing.
I know that being a mother is more than just changing diapers or kissing boo boos. Being a mother means, my children are looking at me to see what a woman should be. Because of that, there are words that I do not say, places I will not go, etc. Our actions speak so loudly. I want them to look at me and see a woman who loves the Lord, who loves their daddy, and who loves them very much. I think, as much as I know how to, I've shown them that.
I've said all that to say, I am so excited about starting to lose weight and becoming more healthy. It's my hope, that they see what that means and that it will be something they value, so that later in life, being overweight, won't be their struggle. I hope it also shows them, that whatever problem they might face, with enough patience, hard work, and faith, they can overcome.