Monday, January 18, 2010

Mother's and Daughter's

Over the last several months my mother has been on my mind and in my prayers more frequently. The other day I was thinking about all the things that I do with my "safari" that my mother did with us when we were kids.

**Being a stay at home mother
**Cooking and baking with the "safari"
**Teaching them to be polite and compassionate
**Teaching them that we are a family and everyone needs to help
**Discipline

Well the list could go on forever. One of the traits that I have taken from my mother is the need for my surroundings to be clean and orderly. I personally cannot live in an environment for too long that is in disarray. My mind starts to tell me that I need to clean and where to start and I can tell about how much time it will take me to do so. Now I have a cleaning schedule and for the most part that schedule is followed, but there are times when I cannot clean because I need a day of me time when the "safari" is sleeping and when Noel is out of town for several days in a row.

On Saturday I went to my mother's house to do a daughter thing. My mother has been sick for the last several weeks. She started out having bronchitis and then moved to phenomena and then something else. Well all this to let you know that my mother should not be doing anything but sitting and making sure that her oxygen level is good. So I went to clean my mother's house; I did not call ahead of time I just showed up because if I had called she would have stated "no, my house is clean." You see my mother and I have the same thing in common we do not ask for help easily. The entire time that I was there my mother was trying to help me clean her house.

I have thought about that the last couple of days and realize that I would do the same thing. I want to be the Proverbs 31 women and do not want anyone to help me, but sometimes you do need help and you should let people help you if they offer or show up at your door step.

Thank you mother for teaching me to be that Proverbs 31 women and hopefully we can learn together that it is okay to ask for help when we are in need of it. I hope that you are feeling better we love you and cannot thank you enough for all the help that you have given us. You are a lifesaver when Noel is out of town. We love you and the "safari" cannot get enough of you.


1 comment:

Trish said...

You are right about accepting help, that is a problem for me. I have to tell you though, it was such a blessing when you came on Saturday and cleaned my house. I wanted to let you know how much that touched my heart. You are such a blessing to me as your mom. I tell people all the time about my wonderful daughter with 5 children. I thank God for you and Noel and the children daily. Thank you for your compassion for others also. You are always willing to help someone out and I am so proud of that. Being the kind of person God wants us to be takes time, patient, and humility. I love you very much. Mom