Heather's Heart

This is where I get to share my heart as part of Dowling Family Ministries, Inc. Being a Mama is ALL I've ever wanted to be and here is where I'm choosing to share about it! Come along with me. We can share in joys, tears, successes and fears.....it's gonna be goooood! :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

My cup of tea

     "That's not my cup of tea." 
     Have you ever said that? Maybe you were asked to coordinate the Valentine party at school. Maybe you were asked to baby sit the 18 month and under children for the special service at church. Maybe you were asked to bake 4 pies for the family reunion. No matter the situation, you knew it wasn't your strong suit or even on your radar of fun things to do! 
     Being a mom is my cup of tea. Am I perfect at it? No. Do I have all the answers for each situation that comes up in our daily lives? No. But, I know for a fact that being a mom is EXACTLY my cup of tea! :)
     I've never wanted to be anything else! When I was a little girl in Kindergarten and the teacher asked what I wanted to be when I grew up my answer was always, "A mama".
     I've practiced for this role my whole life! I was mothering everything I could get my hands on from the time I was tiny: kittens, cats, puppies, dolls, my brother, etc. I had the play kitchen, the dishes, the play food, the metal shed (play house) with a RED WOOD DECK! ;)
     I had my first husband picked out at the age of 5. His name was Matt, had blond hair and blue eyes. He didn't seem nearly as interested in my wedding plans for us. haha
     I will be very honest here and tell you that it's not all fairy-tails and roses being the mama of 6 children. There are days when a job outside of my house sounds, well.....AWESOME!!! There are days where I wish I could sit down, read my Bible and drink whatever I want with out ANYONE asking what I'm doing, sitting on me or asking for a drink of my drink. Yet, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!
     As much as I wanted to be a mama, I needed so much help getting to the place where I could love my children. To hear about how that happened read my post "Learning to Love".
     Jesus has changed me so much! I'm thankful that my kids don't have to be raised by the "old me". She was one rough cookie! Like the oatmeal/chocolate chip/NAILS kind! haha
     My heart wants to serve my husband and children. My heart wants to love and be loved (it's still pretty scary at times), but I want it! My heart wants to help other Mama's realize how much they are loved, cherished and adored by the best Father any of us could EVER ask for....HE'S pretty amazing :)
     So, I declare it here and now: Being a Mama IS my cup of tea! It's yours too, if you have a little one running around your house! ;)