Sunday, June 24, 2007

Intentional Mommy

I have been reading My Heart's at Home by Jill Savage. The subtitle is 'Becoming the Intentional Mom Your Family Needs'. This year two words keep coming up: Purpose and Intentional so naturally I had to read.

In a recent chapter I've been reading about being your families cheerleader. That home should be a place of encouragement. I am not so good at that. It has always bothered me when parents (mainly mommies) go on and on about how great their kids are. All the accomplishments, awards and great grades their kids get. So I don't. But I need to some. This chapter really brought hit me with how important it is for our children to feel like mom believes in them. That mom is their number 1 fan. For that same matter so do our husbands. Need to work on that one too. So today as I sent hubby and our eldest off on a mission trip for the week I packed their bags with goodies and a card telling them how much I love them, will miss them and I am proud to be their wife and mom. Just a start.


kittyhox said...

Great thought, and thanks for sharing your example. I want to be our family cheerleader, too!


Tracy said...

Hi! My mom gave me great advice when I got married (15! years ago now) One thing she said was "Always be your husbands biggest fan". I always remember this...although I probably brag about my kiddos a little TOO much!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love that we can get to know people so far away, who have a lot in common. I'll be back to read more!

Danni said...

Hi Jill! Great post - I think I'll have to check out that book - or maybe read the Cliff's notes :) I love your writing - I'll be back!!!


Lisa writes... said...

We cannot underestimate the encouragement of those who love us most!

May your husband and son plant many seeds of the gospel as they serve in Jesus' name...