Friday, October 08, 2010

If You Are A Mama of Many

If you are the Hacker Tribe Mommy

~There is no such thing as boring
~You can feed 5 kiddos, bandage a knee, and detach a turtle from a child's finger in under 10 minutes
~You have five little people who think you are superhuman and you try your best to be
~You say things like "who is licking Isaiah", "No you can't have marshmallows for breakfast", "Why did you think you could make your room a swimming pool", and "please stop barking, you are annoying the dog"
~You know what loving and sweet really is
~You praise your child because they get a duck tomorrow and have no idea what that means while secretly praying it isn't a real duck.
~You find an oddly placed spoon or fork somewhere atleast once a day though the oddest place was on top of a hanging picture frame
~There is always, always a reason to smile
~You tell Abby go to bed at least fifty times a night, and she never stays there.
~You wash 3 loads of laundry a day and are never done.
~Hugs are never on short supply
~Your expectations flex in five different ways all day long because you love them just as they are
~Overstimulated is at times an understatement
~It's only $8, actually means $40.
~Ramon noodles are your best friend
~You have Hanna Montana episodes memorized
~You are reminded of God's grace all day long
~You have a house full of broken, odd, misunderstood and misplaced creatures and humans because your babies have seen your compassion and live it out
~Whenever you are feeling low, you can look at their beauty and know you can't be all bad because you helped to make someone so amazing.

4 comments:

  1. Way to go Supermom!

    I use Disney Channel shows as examples ALL the time. It's so frustrating to be talking to adults and not be able to reference the episode where Hannah and Jackson have to share a bathroom, talk about Loco Hot Cocoa, or discuss how applicable the lyrics to Everybody Makes Mistakes are to the current situation.

    You comment about your babies seeing your compassion and living it out reminded me of something that happened this week. We were driving down the road when a commercial for a local Christian foster care agency came on - talking about a child clutching her belongings sitting in a chair while the social worker tried to find her a place to stay. Kitty said, "We should do that Mom." I mentally screamed, "NOOOOOO!" but just gently reminded Kitty that we already have a lot going on right now and this isn't really an option at this time. She agreed and we moved on.

    Hugs and prayers,
    Mary in TX

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  2. That is really amazing Mary! I love that our babies see that in us. I heard a quote once that said "if you want to know who someone is, ask their children".
    I apologize for the delay, I have actually been in the hospital all week. Feeling better, just exhausted!
    How are you?

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  3. Oh my goodness! I'm glad you're better now! How is your family handling your absence/ return?

    I actually just got back from a 2 day Woman of Faith Seminar. I totally have my batteries recharged, and now I just have to figure out how to keep this energy going.

    Hugs and prayers,
    Mary

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  4. I am not much better, way way run down and very congested, I have some kinda viral pneumonia, yay. That sounds like so much fun, I love getting my batteries charged!

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