WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MOTHER

My days of being a mother are long gone, but the memories linger on.  Every once in a while, one of those recollections resurfaces and I wonder how I ever made it through the whole motherhood thing. I then tell myself (which I do a lot now in my old age) that it was a good sense of humor. My firstborn was like the blueprint for the other two. How she ever turned out to be so normal and sensible, is beyond me.  I had no clue on how to raise children, other than the occasional babysitting job and serving as a nanny one summer.

Our second child arrived only 20 months after the first, so my quest was to get the first one potty trained before I’d be washing diapers for two.  Believe me, washing diapers was the most primitive thing I ever did in my life and young moms today have no idea how lucky they are. Our third child was an unexpected delight.  By the time she was born, both of the others were in school and again I thougtt I’d be able to get a job and pitch in on the cash flow, but it was not to be.  God wanted me to be a mom, so I decided to be the funniest mom I could be.

As our children grew I would often tell them funny stories with silly endings.  I’d dress up like a doctor when they were sick.  I would put a pair of glasses on the back of head, to let them know I was watching their every move.  I drove into the McDonalds drive thru with a funny nose and glasses on my face, just to get a reaction.  The kids roared when the server got a look at my face.  Once I purchased some cream puffs (stretching our meager budget to the limits.)  The kids and their father took one bite and turned up their noses.  I broke off part of mine and threw it into my husband’s face, which led to an all out food fight.  Guess who had to clean up?

A sense of humor has always been my mantra through this earthly walk. It seems to have gotten me through many difficult situations. I truly believe God has a great sense of humor too. We are His creation, and he delights in us – most of the time. Children are a blessing from the Lord.  The Bible tells us that the man who has many has a full quiver.  What it doesn’t talk about is what having kids does for moms.  They give you stretch marks, aching backs, sleepless nights and the ultimate ability to worry about almost everything. Above all, they make every minute of of our lives worth living.

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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10 Responses to WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MOTHER

  1. tamweary says:

    “I would put a pair of glasses on the back of head, to let them know I was watching their every move.” This is perfection! 💕It is obvious to me that the Spirit of The Lord was with you- giving you the grace to be such a hilarious, attentive, and loving mother. May God bless your children to be a blessing to the next generations🙏🏾

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Oh thanks so much for your supportive words. My kids are in the beginning of mid life right now with children in their 20s. I’m very proud of all of them. Still I know they have just been on loan to me all these years. Knowing they have a good foundation gives me comfort. Happy Mother’s Day to you.❤️

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      • tamweary says:

        My children range in age from 11-29! 1 daughter has left the nest, The other is in college, and My 25 year old, autistic son continues to live with us. No grands yet…as I am doing my best to enjoy and savor every moment with my 11 year old son- who is growing by leaps and bounds. Everyday I am also realizing that they have all been on loan to me. I am so grateful that the Lord has filled my womb 4 times with wonder!! They have been such a blessing in my life that I could never repay the accumulated interest!!
        Happy Mother’s Day, Kathy💕

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Thanks again. Sounds like you have a great mom attitude!

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  2. Awesome memories! Kathy, your humor certainly kept your family in stiches. I can see the dumbfounded look on the McDonald’s employee . . . hilarious!

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  4. Adelheid says:

    Truly, my daughter makes every minute of my life worth living. Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

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