The is a sponsored post written by me on bahalf of Shane Co. All opinions are my own
As Mother’s Day approaches I get excited about my husband’s “day off” he always gives me a day where he makes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He changes all the diapers, cleans up all the messes, and entertains the kids for a whole day. This is AWESOME! But more importantly it gives me time to take perspective on what it means to be a mother. Of course people often associate the “duties” of a mother with the act of being a mother. It is much much more than that. People (myself included) often forget what it takes emotionally to be a mother. Honestly, the emotions that come with parenting are far more difficult than making lunch every day! So for me mother’s day not only gives me a break physically, but emotionally. With this fantastic break that involves me being served food by my wonderful husband, it refreshes me! More than that I can step back and look at how I want to become a better mom, and how I can improve on teaching my children.
So what kind of legacy do I want to leave for my children?
My mom and my grandma always laughed with me as a child, and those are some of my fondest memories. I can’t tell you how many times my mom had to pull the car over because we were crying from laughing so hard. Laughter is something that always brought us together. No matter what was going on, I only remember my grandma’s face with a smile on it! Her smile lit up the room, and I can only hope I light up the room for my children half as much as she did for me!
Teaching my children to be honest is something I strive for everyday. Not just to tell the truth, but to be honest to themselves. Taking care of how you treat yourself is just as important if not more than how you treat others. I have always taught my kids when you lie to someone, not only are you giving wrong information to someone, but you are lying to yourself. As a mom, I want to be honest with my kids. I want to be real with them. I want to protect them, and all in the same breath never sugar coat anything. This is a struggle I fight everyday. Nobody wants to make things more difficult for their children, or scare them. But I want to raise them to be strong and honest, because one day, I won’t be there for them… it’s my job to provide the tools.
Beyond anything that I can do, I want to teach my children about our Lord and Savior! So I will leave you with this printable.
You can download the full size 8×10 Printable HERE. There is no watermark in the full size.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shane Co. The opinions and text are all mine.