This is my first Mother's Day with ALL SEVEN treasures home!!!
I LOVED THIS DAY WITH EACH OF YOU!
YOU MELT MY HEART!
MY BROKEN MOM
(Her story is here: birth mom)
my mind flashed heart strings back decades ago...
I get it.
I get the heart bursting emotions that explode with grateful amazement as I watch my children beautifully bloom- each one unique.
that is a GIFT.
Mom, your's was a rare and transparent love-
humble, exposed and honest-
not a performing, unobtainable striving-to-look-perfect kind of love.
Yours was a love from above-
poured out through brokenness in it's purest form.
I love the way you put your mistakes out there and laugh out loud!
That is freedom our world needs.
And then to let them see HIS unconditional redeeming love.
Mom reminds me often in this season of intense parenting and toddler tantrums that
"Christy, turn to Him multiple times a day if necessary- He will direct you in parenting their hearts- and redeeming even your blunders into beauty in His time..."
HE CAME TO SET US FREE.
He came to bring good news to the poor, proclaim that captives be set free, give sight to the blind and set the oppressed free. (Luke 4:18)
There are no scars and no mistakes that cannot be turned into purpose when placed into His hands!
Those who have the greatest scars, in His hands, become the vessels of greatest hope and beauty.
And even one hour at a time, we can seek direction from our redeeming Shepherd on how to parent our children...
Celebrating and enjoying the honor of being a broken mom today to seven miracles from heaven.