No wait, watch mommy do it.
I find myself saying this to Sweet Pea quite often when I’m showing her something new or correcting the way she’s currently doing something. I’m her mommy, that’s what I do. I enjoy those teachable moments and look forward to those that are yet to come. Outside of those moments, I’m starting to realize that she’s watching me even when I don’t notice. She is quite the look parrot and likes to copy things that I say, my mannerisms, shadowing my every move. When I catch her in those moments it simply makes my heart melt.
As a parent its typical to want your child to be better and go above and beyond that which you have accomplished. Sounds cliché, but it is one of my truest desires. I try so hard not to worry about her, but I do. I want to protect her, shield her from any and every type of harm that could potentially come her way. Although I miss that sweet newborn stage, I wouldn’t trade my 4-year-old mini me for anything in this world. I appreciate her innocence, her inquisitiveness (even when she asks a million questions at a time lol), her imagination. **Deep sigh** Can she stay this small forever? lol
She is my motivation to want to do better. She is the drive that keeps me going on my worst days. I can’t let baby girl down, she’s watching me. On the days I feel like I’m failing as my role of mother, her love for me makes me feel like super woman and pushes me to keep pressing on. I want her to grow up to be proud of me like I am of my mother. I want her to know that mommy did all of this for her.
Moral of the story today, I take pride in my title of mother. God has blessed me with my own little accountability partner. I have to watch my words, my actions because she’s watching me. I can’t expect her to be great if I’m not showing her the same. Every day is not perfect, nor will it be, but I promise to put forth every effort to get as close as possible, just because she’s watching me.
Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) – Proverbs 31:28
Peace & Blessings,
Growing up, what did you dream about? Did you see yourself as a doctor (like me), a lawyer, a ballerina? What did the 5 year old you see yourself doing at 30? Take a second to think about it.
Now fast forward to present tense, where are your dreams now? Or have you stopped dreaming? Has life caught up with you and those things you once desired have now just become a dream deferred? Don’t feel bad, it happens to the best of us. I know it has happened to me more than once. We (I) get so consumed with the ins and outs of daily life that we forget about those things that we desire deep down. But its time to cut that out. We still have breath in our bodies, we still have the ability to get it done, we just have to take the first step and that is to simply dream again…
When my Girlfriends. and I started this blog, as I’ve told you previously, I only saw it as a new hobby. I didn’t know at the time the magnitude of said project. This has become so much more to me. It has allowed me to find my purpose and has increased my passion for the art. This may just be a weekly read for you, but its become a part of life for me. I want to do so much more than just give you a weekly post. I have the desire to see Girlfriends. as a brand. We can move from just the blog to posting video polls on Instagram, hosting live Periscope or Facebook Live Girl Talk sessions, selling Girlfriends. t-shirts that promote successful sisterhood and unite woman all over. Right now these are just ideas, but those ideas can turn into strong desires, and then into a dream. We can then take that dream and start writing out a plan and place a petition up to our Heavenly Father and pray that if it aligns with His Will. Once confirmation has been received and we have been released to move forward, then at His perfect timing we will take that plan and put it into action.
I hope you are getting my drift today. My desire is to encourage your heart to dream again. Cast out fear and doubt and place your faith in your Father to guide your steps in the right direction. See yourself in big places or platforms. I love watching and following the ministries of Priscilla Shirer, Heather Lindsey, and Sarah Jakes Roberts. I see my name in the same arenas as these ladies one day. I see myself speaking publicly to large audiences of women, encouraging their hearts and strengthening them spiritually through the Word of God. Seems a little far-fetched huh? Maybe but maybe not. My issue now is ME. I have to let go of fear completely, stop hiding behind this keyboard and walk in God-given anointing. That’s just my story, what’s stopping you?
But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. – Matthew 6:33 AMP
Peace & Blessings,