Monday, June 15, 2009

Mama Monday

Today's Mama Monday is Terry from the always interesting and informative blog Breathing Grace. Here you can always guarantee that Terry will have interesting links on her sidebar, as well as informative thoughts and ideas. I really enjoy her "Monday Musings" where she simply expresses things on her mind from politics, to issues in the church, to schooling, to recipes. You can always expect varied content, as well as content to make you think. All dosed with a heavy sprinkling of grace. Terry moderates "controversial" topics in her comments very well, and even though I may not agree with everything she says, I enjoy the dialogue there: I can put my feet up on her coffee table, so to speak.

Terry has 6 beautiful girls and a heart for following the Lord.
Ladies, I bring you
1.Greatest thing about being a mom
There are three great things about being a mom that stand out in my mind right now. With the babies, it’s seeing as they reach milestones (first steps, potty training, etc). With the teens, it’s seeing the light come on when they seem to grasp a life principle that I despaired they never would. Lastly is being able to appreciate the Divine ingenuity inherent in the different parenting styles my husband and I bring to this very daunting task.

2. Hardest thing about being a mom
At this juncture it’s balancing the needs of two toddlers against the schedules and demands of teenagers. It’s a stretching experience. But you know that, don’t you? (Andrea: yes, I do, Terry, all too well!!)
3. Interests / Hobbies
Reading, Writing, Baking, and family get togethers
4. How you find balance in your life
Truthfully? I don’t think I have found balance. I do know that days that start out with prayer and the word go infinitely smoother than others.
5. Inspirations—
My husband has a spirit of excellence that always inspires me to try harder. My children are also a primary source of inspiration. I always want to be better for them.
6. I couldn't live without—
Oxygen. Not trying to be facetious. There are many things and people I don’t want to live without, but I could if life demanded that.
7. Ways you worship God—
I believe the way we relate to other people should be an act of worship. We are supposed to share the love and mercy God has so graciously given us. I try to remember that. I used to think worship was all about music and church, but I was barely nicer than a rattle snake when I’d get outside.
8. What helps me through tough days—
Prayer, my children’s hugs, and when my husband expresses appreciation for what I do.
9. What do you want that you think you cannot have—
A trip to the bathroom alone.
10. favorite color—
11. guilty pleasures—
Snicker’s Bars and the TV show LOST.
12. Something I've been thinking about lately—
What does it really mean to be a follower of Christ?
13. One word that describes me—

Thank you Terry!!!


Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

Thank you, Andrea, for asking me to be a part of your Mama Mondays!

Anonymous said...

What a great mom! I love her honesty :) Rachel