Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Oh boy...

A couple of weeks ago, I received an invitation to share a bit in church on Mothers Day - on becoming the mother I hope to be. 

I agreed before I asked for the fine print (note to self: don't do that again!!). 
1) I assumed (incorrectly) that it would be short and sweet. No. 8-10 minutes or so will do. YIKES! I can talk a lot if I have no particular agenda, but ask me to share ALL THE HOPES OF MY HEART for TEN MINUTES in front of others and we have a dilemma on our hands! 

2) Sharing about all that I hope to do and be as a mother feels very much like reading an 8-10 minute list of all the goals I have for 2009. New Years Resolutions are made to be broken by, like, February right!? It's rattling to think that every aspect of motherhood that I long to grow in I seem to face opposition in every day. Patience, gentleness, attentiveness, Godliness. It's not even 10am - let's make it 9am! - and I'm praying for wisdom and grace in the midst of it all.

So, I'm not sure how this'll go. I want to share authentically but also realistically. Honest without getting to heavy. Light-hearted, but without those stale jokes that fall very very very flat!!!

What about you? What kind of person do you hope to be?


Anonymous said...

Well, I for one am sorry that I will be missing hearing you share (we are in Children's Church!). However, from past experience of listening to you talk and reading your emails, you will be witty, funny, realistic, honest and thought-provoking. I will have to get a copy of the CD to listen to (sorry to remind you that it will be recorded and available throughout history!). Chantelle

a very sweet life! said...

Oh gooood :). Recorded for all tiiiiiiiiiime :P. I had forgotten that!! In the mean time, I also hope that I don't trip walking UP the stairs (a common experience for me), get the neck twitch that leads to involuntary head spasms (another common experience) or snort out loud by accident (don't even ask!!).


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