Friday, January 22, 2010

good or great mom

dear emily,

i had sort of an epiphany tonight while watching "the book of

it takes a lot of work and sacrifice to be a good mom, but to be
a great mom costs everything:  relationships, reputation, personal

am i willing to endure family members' disapproval to do
something unorthodox that will benefit my child?

am i willing to lose a friendship, because of a vital difference
of opinion regarding our children?

am i willing for school administrators to think less of me for
standing up for my child?

am i willing to lay down my dream to...because my child
needs special time and attention?

sometimes, we just have to say along with the father from
mark 9:24, "Lord, i believe, help my unbelief!"  Lord, i am
willing, help my unwillingness.



Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi! I was scrolling down my posts, and just noticed your comment. Sorry for the the delay in responding, I almost missed it! :) I know where Clinton is. I'm about an hour and half from Clinton, but have been through there often! Another little NC town! :) I'm in Columbus County.

I enjoyed reading through your posts! They were insightful and delightful to read, and I love the snippets of scripture that you incorporate with each!

Thanks for visiting and leaving the kind comment! Hope you'll visit my blog again soon! ~Rhonda :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

This one made me smile. SoM was big in my teen years too but I don't think I was quite a smitten as you! The songs are however delightful and memorable.

Aubrey said...

Lea, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for this post and scripture. That's all I have to say about that.