Sunday, March 8, 2009

Springing Forward

Gee... it has been a long time since I posted. I think facebook has taking over my life. I cannot believe how quickly you (that is really "I") can get addicted to something. Anyway....

Today is the day that we had to spring our clocks forward one hour. There is just nothing like losing a whole hour of sleep. How ironic that I often feel like I lose whole hours during my day while I do something silly..... but that doesn't seem to have the same effect on me. I really need to re-think that. I just thought of that.... it wasn't even the reason for this post.

I just had a birthday.... I am right at my "mid" forties now. (How exciting...) But.... yet my sweet mother called me three times yesterday to remind me to move my clock ahead when I went to bed last night. I even got another message from a friend reminding me to do the same thing. (You know who you are.....) When I told my husband about it yesterday afternoon.... He just looked at me and said, "Do they think we are just stupid?" We got a good laugh from it.

While I got my family ready for church this morning... I started thinking. I am sure that I will never stop being their mom either. I will probably call them and remind them to move their clock ahead just like my mom did. I will probably call them to remind them of all kinds of things... not because they are stupid... but because I'm the Moma THAT"S WHY! I don't think that I will be able to stop being the mom... just because they are in their mid forties.... or fifties for that matter. Somehow it really made me grin to think about my mom then.... How blessed am I that she still wants to be my "mom". Blessed I tell you!!

Then I thought about how God reminds my heart of things during the day... sometimes during the night too. How He loves me. How He is paying attention to what is going on in my day. How He lets me hear the birds sing to Him in the morning so that I can join in their praise. How He sends me a love note in the middle of my Bible reading. How He gently nudges me when I am about to oversleep. Thankfully He never stops being my Father. His desire to parent me never ends.

My phone just rang... I smiled as I headed for it. I laughed and said... "Mom, I love you." But... the joke was on me. It was for my son. Oh well....

Thanks Father for being my Father. Thanks for giving me a mom that still parents me. Thanks for also reminding me that you have blessed me with the opportunity to do the same thing.

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11 comments:

Cricket said...

Lynn
You have such a sweet honest blog here! I love it! Well I yesterday too brought to my attention the birds singing and chirping around...and I thought how wonderful to see signs of spring coming...I also was reminded by them to give God praises for the day! Sweet reflections, sweet sounnds, a testimony of what's up around the corner...Thank You God for another Spring!

Regina said...

I don't think ya'll are stupid I just didn't want to miss seeing you at church. Silly!

Tracy said...

Loved this post! We had some severe weather earlier tonight and before I could even call her, my Mom was calling to check and make sure we were ok. Something tells me I'll be the same way with my son. = )

Happy belated Birthday! Hope it was a great one! = )

Blessings for the week to come...
Tracy

jcdisciple said...

I've been thinking abot righting a post entitled, "Growing up to be a child" because the Lord keeps teaching me how much my 22 month old has the kind of faith that He desires for me to have. This post fits right nicely into that notion!! A child who is thankful for his parents...that is who will inherit the kingdom of heaven.

God bless...

Amanda

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"about" not "abot" LOL!!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I wonder how much parents do thinks not because they think we will forgot (such as your mom's reminder of the clocks) but rather their need to just care for us.

How funny about your son's phone call. I had to re-read that because I thought I missed something...with caller id these days.

Yes, I'm glad God does remind us....I need a lot of reminding on a lot of things from Him.

Libby said...

I appreciate my mom so much more as I am further and further into my children's live.
For example, my aunt in TN wanted to have the girls spend a week with her once...on the surface it sounded great, a week with 2 of them...but then the thought of them being away scared me to death. So I called my mom and asked her how she handled it, because we had stayed with this same aunt as kids...she said that she was just as worded but she never let us know, she said she would cry on the entire ride home. She said even now, with me being 35, she still calls to be sure I get home ok.
I love my mom!!! Thank you for the reminder :)

Amy said...

Hi, my name is Amy, and I'm addicted to Facebook. ;)

I loved this post. I still talk to both of my parents eleventeen times a day.;)

My daddy had a mild stroke almost 3 weeks ago, and it really puts things into perspective. He is doing well now, but it was overwhelming. The whole experience makes you look at life differently. I pray that I come out for the better from it.

I hope that this day finds you and your family well. Look me up on Facebook.;)

In Christ,
Amy:)

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I just had to laugh. I do the same thing to my kids. I am also in the "mid-forty" range, and two of my daughters are married, but I still call them to remind them of these type of things. I will never cease feeling the need to be the mom....

I love your blog and plan to come back!

In Him,
Beth

Laura said...

Hey, Lynn!

I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the cds you sent me. Have finished the first series. so wonderful! Thank you, thank you, thank you, again!

I am behind on my blogging due to an illness, but I still want to say happy birthday, even though I am late!