Monday, May 12, 2008

Grandma 101

I only know of one grandma who reads my blog and I hope she likes what I am going to share... but it was so moving to me personally, I think she will.

Girl Talk, a blog featured in my sidebar, recently posted a series on grandmothers. Women wrote short essays about the Christian heritage they received from their own grandmothers and I had the privilege of crying through most of them.

I want to encourage all of you to head over and read these essays. Though they are in reverse order, you can read all of them here. Click here to read my favorite one.

More than anything, reading these stories inspires me to be a better mother, so that one day, Charlotte's children will write essays like this about me.

One thing I want to add about Mother's Day... since this was my first one, I really didn't know what to expect. What surprised me more than anything (yes, even more than the Nintendo DS Lite I got as a gift), was that I spent a lot of time just thinking about what kind of mom I wanted to be.

While I enjoyed being honored by my husband and daughter with a special lunch at Red Lobster, and a nearly 2-hour nap, I also enjoyed the opportunity to reflect on what I can do in the next 12 months to be a better mother and a better example to Charlotte Moon.

These posts at Girl Talk really informed those reflections too. Go read them! But grab a box of tissues first!

1 comment:

  1. Hey there!
    It looks like you've been spreading your influence all over the place! Students winning contests, reviewing books, dressing up as little red riding hood, and being a mom :)
    Hope things are going well!...they look as though they definitely are :)

    Blessings to you!
    Babetta

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