Thursday, August 5, 2010

the greatest gift ever.

McGlothin Family Nest

This Thursday I am very thankful for my two beautiful children. In the mommy blogging world we talk about our kids ALL the time. So its obvious that we love our children, but rarely do I put it out there so plainly that I am so very very thankful that I have my children. They are truly a gift, but with the crayons drawings on the walls, diaper explosions, meltdowns, etc.....sometimes I forget about what an amazing thing it is to be a mom. I have been realizing more and more I just need to sit back, and let some stuff go. Early mornings and late nights, getting peed on, a screaming toddler in a fully packed grocery store is going to happen. Sometimes in the moment I forget that alot of these things will pass with time,and that these things do not happen the majority of the time. Most of the time its a too smart for her own good 4 year old who is obsessed with disney movies and will do a monologue of Princess and the Frog upon request {southern accent included}, and a toddler how is such a mama's boy and eats every 10 minutes. I absolutely love being mother. And I have so much love for my children its amazing.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,

the fruit of the womb a reward.

Like arrows in a hand of warrior
are the children of one's youth
Blessed is the man

who fills his quiver with them!

He shall not be put to shame

when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalms 127:3-5

According to God children are a reward! Yes a reward......we should treat them as such. With love and respect. Respecting our children may seem a bit backward. But if we give respect, then we will get it. Like when my 4 year old is trying to show me the 10th picture she has colored today, when I am attmepting to cook dinner. I need stop just for a sec and say " Wow that is so pretty great job" instead of "ok sweety in a minute (aka never)". Children are a reward, gift, but they are also our responsiblity. Part of showing them our love and showing God that we are very thankful for them is taking our time guide them, so that they grow up with strong values and morals...........

Train up a child in the way he should go;

even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

I am so very thankful for my children, and my job of being mother. There is no greater gift that I will ever receive. And, I will do my very best to treat my gifts with the utmost love, respect, and guidance.


  1. Wonderful Thankful Thursday post! I hope you have a wonderful weekend ;)

  2. thank you!!! hope you have a great weekend too!!!

  3. Beautiful post! Kids are a wonderful gift - I don't have them yet but can't wait when the time is right!

  4. awww thank you!!!! they are great its an exciting time =))))

  5. children really are a GIFT from God. Great post this week! I needed that reminder when my toddler is screaming at me while im throwing up from morning sickness... he just wants my love and attention :)

  6. thank you =) awwww I bet that is hard!!! But once you have that lil baby in your arms it will be worth it ;)

  7. Great reminder. We've all been on the forgetful side of motherhood at one time or another, haven't we?! I try to call my children my "little blessings" to help remind myself to appreciate them.

  8. awww yes little blessings they are =)))

  9. Thanks so much for linking up with me for Thankful on a Thursday! Sorry I am so late at commenting but children are SUCH A GIFT FROM GOD! I simply could not agree more. Email me at and I'll send you our Link Share code so that you can use it and anyone who links up with a bunch of us will show on your Link Share too!

  10. No problem ;) and ok I will email you asap!!!! =)