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Friday, October 9, 2009

Why I Love My "Job"

1. I love watching them dress up and play so creatively

2. I love how they quickly pose for pictures (sometimes eagerly sometimes not so eagerly) - no matter how many times I ask

3. I love seeing their little entrepeneurial desires - along with our next door neighbor, Gabi, they set up a vegetable stand and worked hard at it. They even made signs and held them up for each passing car - such persistance

4. I love how they love going to the thrift store with me and are equally excited with my good finds (isn't this suit adorable!)
5. I love how they try to be serious when I pull out the camera but can't help but break out into a smile

and of course
6. I love how they teach me something new each day about living as God commanded - "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends" John 15:12-13 (ESV)
As a mother and wife God gives me multiple opportunities (daily) to lay down my life for them and show them love. It isn't always easy and it usually means I don't get to do what I want. But, God doesn't call me to do something impossible. He is there to help me, giving me the grace to succeed. So often it feels like I am failing at this but His mercies are new every morning and I am expected to get up and try again :-) I am so thankful to be home with them and equally thankful for the daily lessons (often painful) I receive in setting aside my "self" and serving my family.
I am reading an awesome book that is a great reminder of why I do what I do. It is also a great reminder of the high and holy calling God has placed on the lives of wives and mothers. It is called Passionate Housewives Desperate for God, read it for yourself.


Karmen said...

I love this post! The pictures are all so good and I love your words. Makes me excited for the day when I will have the same ''job"

The Chapters In Our Life said...

Thank you for sharing Amber! I need to hear that today . . . A good reminder to be thankful for the husband and son he has blessed me with. I'm excited to check out that book!

Ashley said...

Wow, that is quite an impressive entry. I think you are a wonderful mother and you are definitely raising your children right! I certainly hope that one day I get the same opportunity! :)