Thinking about Christmas today and how much I just LOVE this holiday! My "love language" is GIFTS, so you can only imagine what joy I get on Christmas morning! But today I'm thinking about something else, yes, it is the birth of our Savior, however today Mary is playing a big part in my emotions. As a mother of a little boy (Bubba) also, I can't even begin to imagine what Mary felt that cold night in Bethlehem, when she held her beautiful baby boy and she looked into his eyes, what did she see? Could she already see our Savior or was she content just holding her baby boy?
The love between a boy and his mom is a special thing. You are the first woman in their life. When they are little, you are the most beautiful woman in the world to them, they get angry with daddy because he got to marry you! As they grow older, the kisses & hugs become less in public, but in private he still wants to snuggle with you as you watch a movie or when you read together. I know that when my Bubba looks up at me with those big blue eyes, my heart just melts. Yes, he can drive me batty at times and I know way more about Star Wars, Pokemon & Harry Potter than any female should ever know, but I love those things because he loves them so much. I would do anything for him, I would NEVER let anybody hurt him. Want to see a side of me that is part mama bear-part lioness? Mess with one of my kids! I'll take you out!
So, I can only imagine the pain that Mary went through, a pain no mother would ever want to go through. Seeing her son die in such a horrible way for mankind, how did she not become bitter and angry at the world? Or angry at God? I guess God in His infinite wisdom knew he was picking the right lady. I sometimes wonder if I would ever be up to such a task set before me by God. I'd like to say I would do anything He asks me to do, but sacrifice my son? Whew! I can't even fathom such a thing.
I can't wait to have the opportunity when my time comes and I'm sitting up in the "Ultimate Mom's Group" in Heaven with Mary and just soak in her wisdom and love. I hope that I can make her proud in how I raised my son. Thank you Mary for doing what you had to do so the rest of us mamas could have a chance to raise our sons and daughters with the promise of Heaven.
Pink Mama out.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I'm baaaaaaack....Whew! This was probably the longest 30 days of my life. However, I realized that there are some incredible things you can learn in 30 days. Here goes...1. You find out who your friends are! Thank you doesn't seem enough to express what the folks that reached out meant to me (here's looking at you "Special K"). It would have been easier for some of these folks to leave me be but they made sure I knew I wasn't alone.
2. I am blessed with the best husband ever! He will always take care of me no matter what happens in this crazy life. He's got my back and if you ask him, he's got my front too! (hee-hee)
3. I have the greatest BFF in the world! "Lucy" made sure that her "Ethel" had time to cry, be angry, be lonely, feel relieved, etc. However, she always reminded me about all the good we had done and all the lives we touched. So, although I had my "emotional" moments (understatement), she made sure that I didn't lose sight of the hard work we did and the dedication to our folks that we had.
4. "Breaking up" isn't a couples only experience! It could happen in alsmost every area of your life. That being said, I heard a song the other day that summed up my past 30 days.
Thank you Chris Daughtry!
"Now that it's all said and done,
I can't believe you were the one
To Build me up and Tear me down.
What you said when you left
Just left me cold & out of breath.
I fell too far, was in way too deep,
Guess I let you get the best of me.
Well, I never saw it coming
I should have started running
A long, long time ago.
And I never thought I'd Doubt you,
I'm better off without you
More than you know!
And when you slammed the front door shut,
A lot of others opened up,
So did my eyes so I could see
That you never were the best for me.
I'm slowly getting closure,
I guess it's really over
I'm finally getting better.
And now I'm picking up the pieces.
I'm spending all of this time
Putting my heart back together.
Cause the day I thought I'd never get through,
I Got Over You!"
Pink Mama Out!
Posted by Sandy at 3:11 PM