Don’t you just love it when there’s a little voice trailing behind you saying, “Mom – mom, mommie, mother, ma, mom, mom, mom?  Little ones are constant sources of questions, needs, demands and wants.  “I want a cookie,” “I want a new dress for prom,” “Can’t you just write a check for it? “I need a cookie,” “Where are my socks?” “Why don’t you answer me?”  “You never listen!”  “Where’s my cookie?” “Can you drive me to gymnastics?” “Do we have any cookies?”

Most of the time you don’t even get a full question.  All you receive is the word MAAAAAHHHHM!!!  The reiteration of that word a thousand times a day can become like a constant dripping.

Kids are born in need of the warmth of your body, the sense of love and belonging, the comfort of your touch.  They also need your protection, your guidance, your discipline, your rules, but more than anything they need YOU.

We learn at an early age how children come to be, but unfortunately they don’t include an instruction manual.  You can buy hundreds of books on child rearing and dealing with the problems and joys of parenting.  You can get advice from most people about how to raise a child – but many of them have never had one of their own.  Parenting comes with its own set of rules.

When you’re a young mom you deal with bruises, scuffed egos, falling down, getting back up, teaching as much as they can absorb and praying that you’re doing it right.    Most of the time it’s a fly by the seat of your pants experience.

Being a mom includes cleaning spit up off your nice, new black dress.  It means getting up in the middle of the night to calm a child who has had a bad dream or a fever.  It includes dirty diapers, vomit, blood, sweat and a whole lot of tears.  It requires patience, a loving spirit, time, sleepless nights, support, coffee and the knowledge that you are not alone.

Giving your children a firm foundation through the Word of God will give them the only handbook you or they will ever need.

The Bible won’t tell you how to potty train your child, but you’ll gain the patience to do so.  It won’t tell you how to react when your son comes home with a ten foot snake that has just devoured his lunch, but it will allow you to maintain your calm as you point him to the door to return it back into nature.  It won’t tell you how to keep your children from the wrong people, but it will prepare them to walk away from situations that are questionable.

We as moms should always realize that our children are on loan to us.  It is not our job to be their friend, to coddle them, to create an aura of entitlement or to reward them when they don’t deserve it.  Moms are nurturers – providers – teachers – motivators – examples for their children.  Under your watch you’re responsible for their spiritual welfare along with their physical needs.   Give them the tools they need to protect them from bullies, those who would lead them down a dark path – something to hold onto for the rest of their lives.

When I have an ache or a cold or a need for a hug, my thought always go to my mom.  When I have a problem that she could help with, I long to have her help.  When our moms are no longer in our lives there is an emptiness beyond compare.  I still want my Mommie.

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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14 Responses to I WANT MY MOMMIE!

  1. Elihu says:

    This is beautiful! I have a child with sensory processing disorder and I learned long ago that none of my parenting books was going to help me. God’s Word really is the best source of strength, patience, and comfort, particularly on those days when she is pushing me to my limits.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I am involved with a theatre group that includes kids with special needs. If you have something like that available to you, it might be something to keep her focused. The kids blossom in performance and its an amazing transformation God bless you for your extra effort as a mom. He always places challenges to strengthen us.

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  2. Me too! My Mom is my go to. Thanks for posting.

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  3. You’re singing our current song— I’m back caring for both the calm one and the wild one!!!!

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  4. I saw both ends of this last weekend. We celebrated the 85th birthday of my mom and yes I still need her. My grandchildren came with my kids to help celebrate and it was fun to watch them demand Mom’s attention. I have noticed my sons chip in also with satisfying those demands…that is so good to see.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      My mom went to heaven ten years ago and I will miss her until I die, But I’m still on the receiving end of lots of mom and grandma love.


  5. lynnabbott says:

    Me, too! I’ve been missing my mom especially this week! Your posts always hit home. You are such a powerful writer. Love you, dear Kathy! ❤

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      It’s good to see you back here from time to time as well. You are a wonderful encourager.❤️❤️❤️


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