Mom Monday: Just Mom
At Women of Faith, Nicole Johnson told a story about her son introducing her as “just my mom.” And how that affected her outlook on her job as mom and what her ultimate goals are for her children. Her story really stuck with me and I’ve thought about if off and on ever since.
I want to do my job so that my kids see Christ in me and through the things that I do. So with that goal in mind how does that affect my everyday life? I’m still trying to figure that out! So, if you have suggestions please let me know. But I have some ideas that I’m trying (or going to try) to do.
Don’t Be Self-Promoting This is a hard one – especially when you have a blog! But I don’t mean in the sense that I’m going to stop doing things and putting them on our blog. I mean in the fact that when I’m talking to my kids (or anyone for that matter) I’m not constantly saying that “I did this or I did that.” When I do things for my kids, husband, family or friends I strive for it to be out of a servant’s heart.
Model Obedience How can I expect my kids to respect authority if I don’t model that respect for them. And this manifests itself in many different forms for me. First, I have to respect Bill as the leader of our family. Sometimes it’s hard to switch from the person “in charge” when it’s just me and the boys at home to the “second in command” when Bill gets home. Sometimes I feel like I can do “it” better because I’ve been doing it all day. Second, I have to model obedience to Christ. I can do this by spending time with God and then modeling how to do this for Will & Thomas. That comes in the form of reading Bible stories, praying & talking about God throughout our day.
” He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:30 NLT