Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My Motherhood Mantra

I like words.  That's just a fact.  Words of affirmation is one of my "love languages."  I love getting letters and personal e-mails...although snail mail is still the best!  Anyhoo...lucky me, having word art, subway signs, words on canvas, or any type of words on anything is really hot in home decor right now.
SO, the other day I was thinking about the type of mother I want to be.  And I wanted to write down a few key phrases to remind myself of the type of mother I want to be...yes, I am apt to forget that I want to stay cool, calm and collected when my boys are throwing a veritable hurricane of a storm at me!

This is what I came up with:

  For those of you who are into crafts and such, all I did was mod podge some vintage sheet music over an 8x10 blank white pre-wrapped canvas.  Then I hot-glued some vintage anagram letter tiles on top!  Simple, right?!!

GIVE HUGS...I want to be able to give my children the affection and attention they need...Johnathan especially thrives on this, and little Eli loves hugs and kisses too...oh, and they both love their nighttime back rubs and back scratches...it's part of our bedtime routine!

WIPE TEARS...I want to comfort my kids.  I want them to come to me with their troubles, now and in the future and I want them to know it's okay to come to me with anything that is bothering them. 

STAY CALM...I don't want to blow my top, let's just put it that way.  Really though, I want to be able to think rationally and stay calm and peaceful when my kids are driving me insane giving me a lesson in patience!  :-)

SHOW GRACE...I want to show the grace that's been shown to me by our Heavenly Father.  I want my kiddos to see Him through me and I want to make evident to them the abundance of love I have for them, no matter what. 

So, whatcha think?  Any of you moms out there have some words you live by?

Hope y'all are having a blessed week!

1 comment:

Greta said...

Well I'm not a mommy but these are great things to show to al people really! I like it, Gracie!