Friday, October 1, 2010

I’m A Mother First

Our days move along like a river; turbulent and challenging, and then slow and quiet.  One minute things seem to be moving along at a nice and restful flow and then without warning I am interrupted with chaotic pandemonium.  
This is especially difficult when we are schooling. Today has already started off with a BANG... broken sink faucet that took over an hour to fix, fights among children while Kalyn and I are trying to take care of the problem, hurt feelings (mine)...
Today brings up why my last Home Education Pillar is very important to me;
I am a mother first.
Home educating is a responsibility I have, just like I am responsible for our meals, and other areas  of our home.  And some days it is so hard to deal with the interruptions.  I like to do our school schedule from 8 - 12 noon.  And I feel really frustrated when this gets messed up.  
Yesterday, one of my darlin’s had an emotional breakdown that pretty much took up 45 minutes of our school schedule.  But what helps me at these times is to remind myself that I AM A MOTHER 1ST.  And I really do love Motherhood!  
And, if I could I would develop this thought a little more, but there are several little interrupting darlin’s that are misbehavin’.  So I need to go mother.
So my last thoughts on this....
Of course you love your children, but make sure that you love your career of motherhood too! 

“It’s not enough to love our children; we must love motherhood!  It is only when we embrace motherhood that we enter into the joy of it and begin to experience the fullness and anointing of motherhood that God intends us to walk in.”  Nancy Campbell


  1. Beautiful! Amen! Love it!

    I just wrote a post last night, about how BLESSED I am to be the mother of so many of God's precious children. It is a blessing and a responsibility that I don't take lightly.

    I have homeschooled for 20 years. Despite the daily disruptions ... my children were educated. In fact, because of the disruptions, they learned so much more than just book work. They learned empathy and compassion. They learned about relationships and communication. They learned the importance of "being family", even if/when your siblings' behavior is "bugging you". These are all things that just can't be taught in a textbook.

    Hope your weekend is BLESSED!

    :) :) :)

    :) :) :)

  2. I've never seen that quote before. My wife embraced motherhood; that has made her a great mom. I see you do that. What a blessing blogging is that a message like this has potential to get out to many, many people that need this positive encouragement. Good post.

  3. Great post Shonni!

    Thankful to be a MOM first!

    Love you and praying for your home and heart today!

  4. God has really worked on my heart in this area. Big Time!!! Thank you for this post- a great reminder :)

  5. Just beautiful! I know this is something I struggle with during "school time" - but so important to know my priorities.

    Lovely photos too!

  6. I have the hardest time leaving comments on your blog :-(

    Lets try this again...

    I agree. Thanks for the beautiful reminder.

    I miss you.

    Love from the North,

  7. You were homeschooling during the 45 minute breakdown. You educated about compassion, respect, empathy, and more. At least, that's my best guess!

    Good luck!

  8. This is such a good word, Shonni - thank you !! xo

  9. Love the post and the photos are gorgeous!!

  10. How precious. You are a beautifl woman who looks no older than 27! wow. I just love, love these photos of you with your children.

  11. Hi Shonni! I just love the picture of you wiping Aiden's (?) tears! I haven't been here for awhile and I've missed you! We just received our 8th little blessing even though we thought we were done. His name is Brenden and he is Hope and Halle's little brother. Love you to!


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