I’ll admit it. Sometimes I’m a really rockin’ mom. And I’ll also admit that sometimes I am completely and utterly terrible at it. Fortunately, or unfortunately, my kids are with me for the journey. One Sunday afternoon, church was over and I was going to pick my kid’s up from their classrooms. Mackay came out happy and skipping, a drawing in her hand. But her teacher stopped me to tell me about the picture my daughter had drawn.
They had talked in class about how they could be more like Jesus. They asked the kids what qualities Jesus had that they could emulate. They then asked the kids to draw a picture of themselves being Christlike. I hope you can see the scanned copy well enough, but on the left is a picture of me (Note: curly hair always equals Mom). And I have a super unflattering, grumpy scowl on my face. On the left is Mackay. (Super flattering, happy smile.) She explained to her teachers that when her mom is really mad and grumpy, she can be Christlike by offering me a piece of bread. (Notice large brown circle of bread.)
I will forever keep and remember this picture to remind me of the lessons I learn from my daughter. (As opposed to this drawing.) I believe that the sweet spirit that they carry with them is nearer to Jesus than anyone or anywhere. And I should live my life in a way that will never take them for granted.
Thanks for the reminder, Mackay. I’ll try harder to be the rockin’ mom you deserve.