Thursday, June 30, 2011

This Girl

This precious girl is on my heart today. 


There are so many times when I feel I am not giving her everything she needs. All children have different needs right? Different ways they need to be loved to nourish who they are. J is full of energy, ideas and things she wants to accomplish. Every day is something different. Sometimes it's tiring, or I'm letting my "to do" list get in the way of really listening to her.


There are days I think "why does she need so much attention from me?" 


Of course she needs my attention. I'm her Mommy, the woman she looks up to and wants to impress. She wants to know she is pretty enough, smart enough...good enough.  I can let myself be tired now, but how does that serve her?

 It doesn't.

  So I'll be praying for my heart and mind to be continually open to her needs. Praying for God to remind me I will never get these moments back. This is my time. These are the years to show her she is more than good enough. 


This is my time to show her what a gift she is to me and that I'm her biggest fan.

It may just require more coffee!

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27 comments:

Rachel said...

Beautiful post. I love the sentiment and realness that you've expressed.

Rachel

Heart n Soul said...

aww ... so sweet Jami... she will be amazing with you by her side.

Mrs. T said...

Beautiful post. I often feel this way towards my daughter, too. Seems no matter how much I give it can never be quite enough... but I feel that's because I am imperfect and me alone ISN'T enough... we all need Jesus, too... and I need Jesus to be what she needs.

katie said...

Jami, I always feel that way about my kids. I wish I could give more. You are such a good mom and have such a loving heart for your kids. She knows.

Live Joyful said...

What a beautiful post.
You have a beautiful heart.

CaseyWiegand said...

you are so beautiful, love that heart!

Nessa said...

Oh my... this hits home. I have been wondering why God gave children more energy than their parents... I am sure this was not the plan in Eden.

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

aww...I feel the same way many times. I let my schedule or other superficial stuff get in the way of my time with my girls who at times seem as though they cant get enough of mommy(like right now as one is yelling :momma, are you gonna come up and kiss me goodnight?") And so off I go...
Love you!

Cheryl said...

so good. i just wrote something similar. Lord, help us see our daughter's needs. thank you for sharing.

hannah singer said...

amen.
you are a great mama, jami. xo

Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns said...

This brought tears to my eyes, because this same thing has been on my heart, some days I feel so stressed and crazy and then when I lay down at night I realize exactly what you just wrote...that I will never get this back, some day I will miss it and this is the time I need to be teaching my kids what is important! I pray about it every night!

Thank you for sharing!

Laurie J said...

i was just thinking about this yesterday at my son's baseball game when the other 3 all wanted 'a piece of me.' i love how you see it as your mission to show your daughter she's enough--LOVE, love, love. you are a super mom!
<3

Resourceful Red said...

so simple & so lovely.

Allison said...

So beautiful!! You are a good mommy !

Sarah B. said...

Awwww, what a lovely post! She's lucky to have you as a mom :) Stopping by from Casey's!

theolivetree said...

so sweet. she is very blessed to have a mom that is willing to make the time.

Kelly said...

your are such an awesome momma! love ya!
xxO

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need a date with "J". My oldest (you know who) always requires my attention. So I set time aside with him and I focus all my attention on him. And by the way Jami, you made me cry cause this is so close to home. Love you!

the lowes said...

those are my prayers too!! love ya friend!

Girl Meets Baby said...

This was such a great post! I loved reading it and your whole blog!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comment. I love finding other high school sweethearts. Your family is perfect!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What moving and beautiful post! She is blessed to have you.

Kathryn said...

Jami, I loved this! I can relate so much. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Beautiful, heartfelt - such a lovely post. I feel the same way my friend. I have 2 girls and I want to give them every ounce of my being. Instead, I do the best I can. Lovely blog too - I'm your newest follower!
www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com

Simple Life Journey said...

Love the witty ending. I have been forcing myself to go to bed early so that I can be on my best game when I am with my family.

Jamie said...

I feel the exact same way about my oldest daughter, who is five. She is at the age where she still needs mommy, yet she can do soooo many things for herself now that she gets overlooked sometimes when the babies need me. This is one of my biggest mommy struggles--finding time to be the best I can be for each one of my kids. Blessings!

virginiamae said...

Thanks for linking this lovely post up today =) So glad we're bloggy friends and you encourage me!

Shauna at The Reed Life said...

yes. being exhausted by being needed is a daily struggle for me...i totally get it.