{motherhood is joy}

This was my devotional a week or so ago and I just can't get it out of my head!  It stuck in my heart! This is the mom I want to be.  I want my girls to feel like their home is the best place on earth.
I just love this!!!


“A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.”
Proverbs 17:22 MSG

"She is... A comedienne! 

A mom is a comedienne because she is the primary source of happiness in a child’s life. The resounding call of your days is to stir up joyful moments and then to splash liberally in those experiences with your children. Teach children of every age that it really is more fun to serve the Lord than to be in bondage to the lies of the culture! 

Celebrate every day that you have with your children as a rare and precious gift that is worth more than corporate promotions and career prestige.  

Sing silly, sweet songs with your children because you can never have too much music in your home! 

Tell jokes to your children! Treat them to “The Joke of the Day!” at the dinner table every evening.  

You know, school is hard and kids are mean… life isn’t always fair, but moms can always deliver the rich gift of genuine joy! 

Make cookies with your children on an ordinary afternoon… play with play dough and don’t get frustrated because they have made a mess… let your children use glitter often! 

Play dress-up with your children and travel to far-away and make believe places together. Make green mashed potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day, and serve hamburgers for breakfast and pancakes for supper on April Fool’s Day. 

Teach your children to celebrate… to laugh… and to sing! Make sure that they believe that their home is the best place in the entire world simply because you are the mom at their house. 

One of my goals as a mother was to ensure that my home was the happiest home on the street. I definitely wasn’t the coolest mom… or the youngest mom… or the skinniest mom… or the richest mom, but my home was a place of unreserved joy, laughter and music! 

I can tell you right now… I don’t wish that I had spanked more, but I do wish that we had laughed more! 

She is… a joy-filled comedienne!"

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