Written by: Amy Olds
I love how my son loves. His generous heart towards his teacher and classmates is so rewarding to see as a mother. As he was leaving class the other day, he was helping his classmate with her backpack. He then turned to me with an ear-to-ear smile and began running full speed in my direction.
For all the moments I felt I wasn’t a “good enough” mama, in that moment the Holy Spirit reassured me that I was doing just fine.
The other day I caught myself – I was that mom. The mom that held onto his backpack a little longer before letting go. The mom that stood a few extra minutes outside the classroom just in case he needed his mommy. He did great. And I was already missing him.
Where does the time go?
With all the milestones I was experiencing with my boys, I remembered back to when I became a mother and asking God for wisdom, patience, and all the love I could possibly give to my children (that came like second nature!) and three years later, He has never let me down. All glory to Him.
And as they continue to grow and flourish, I decided to write a mother’s prayer: my hopes, desires and aspirations for my boys as God reveals His mighty plan for His little warriors.
Elijah & Levi,
You are my joy. My heart’s treasure.
I pray you lead a life for Christ.
I don’t have all the answers or know of God’s plans
for your future; but as long as you love God and
love people with a humble heart I do not fear for you.
Guard your hearts… (Proverbs 4:23)
Be kind to yourself and live a present life full of freedom and joy.
Do not worry about tomorrow.
I pray that you will love graciously, stand taller, laugh louder
and dream with no limits.
Life is peppered with temporary failures, heartbreak and uncertainty.
Be quick to listen and slow to speak…(James 1:19)
Seek His guidance and perfect love for your life.
He is the fountain of youth.
Embrace who you are.
March to your own drum.
There is not a quality you possess that wasn’t thought of,
created and given to you that does not serve a purpose.
I pray that you see the hurt children.
The ones that are mocked or ignored and you befriend them.
I pray you stand between the abuser and the abused,
because you are a child of God.
And so are they.
Trust in the Lord and His plan for your life.
Follow Him. Love Him. Thank Him fervently.
Jesus is the only one that will ever love
you more than I.
I am already so proud of you.
Thank you, God for choosing me to be
Elijah and Levi’s mother.
“Raise a child up in a way he should go and he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
Amy is a wife of five years, mother to two boys and a Michigan native with a heart for the Lord. She is the writer behind The Gilded Wife blog where she shares stories of motherhood, faith and all things Michigan. Connect with Amy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and her blog.