Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Come on Mom!

Have you ever had a moment in which you experienced your mind was in one spot and your heart in another?

I find myself in many of these spots, and a lot of them have to do with being a mom.

Yesterday was my last day of the summer with the boys.

Us three together. Sleeping in. Eating breakfast. Taking our time in the morning.

We went down to the greenway, a path that goes along the river. The boys rode ahead of me on their bikes.

And as I walked behind them. I saw a picture of where my mind is, up there watching them ahead of me living life. And I felt my heart. Way back behind them not quite caught up.

Every once in awhile the boys would stop on the path and holler back at me,

Come on Mom!

Cheering me on to catch up to them.

This morning I do another year of sharing my oldest little boy for 6 ½ hours a day. Yeah I kindly call it sharing. Because that’s what I am learning how to do. Any maybe you would think that after a year in Kindergarten last year I would be much better with this whole sharing thing, but nope, I’m not.

One six year old little boy is ready to do 1st grade.

He’s the one being brave and courageous.

He’s hollering back at me,

Come on Mom!

Cheering me on to catch up.

Do I feel odd about this?

Nope, I feel like I am right where I am supposed to be. Living life, learning each step how to be his momma. And praising my God for a most amazing little boy whose heart is filled with more grace and love than I will ever understand could possibly fit into his 40 pound body.

You see my mind knows I am to cheer him on to the life he was created to live out. And I will.

Because I am his mom.

And I hear a greater voice cheering me on from above,

Come on Mom!

And I know God will catch my heart up if and when it needs to happen.


Chrissy said...

As a mom, I really love this post! I've had many a moment when my heart and mind weren't in the same place. I'm so thankful for God's amazing grace that always brings me back in sync!

From the Heart said...

I do remember those days. It wasn't easy. Just know that God will be with them and you every step of the way.

Cindy said...

...And they one day your little boys will be holding their own little ones...and they will be saying "Come on mom"...Somehow I feel as though our hearts never truly catch up with our kids:)
Blessings as you begin a new school year with new paths to walk and adventures to take.

Kimberly said...

:) You are such an awesome momma. :)

Lori said...

Two gems to be thankful for! Two little ones growing up learning how to love their Jesus, just like their mama does!
Hugs sweet friend, Lori