Saturday, 1 June 2013

A Mother Will Always Be A Mother........

Be the child two or twenty-two.

I wish you could have been there today as I sat in the car as my first born son drove an automobile with me sitting by his side for the very first time! You would have thought he just launched a rocket to the moon. I was clapping like a foolish somebodi. Lol! It was shamefully wonderful. I was so happy for him cos it was clear that he had taken his driving lessons seriously. I know for sure that it took me way longer to learn how to reverse a car, make a u-turn and park smoothly on the shoulder. But he did it with such ease. I was so proud of him. Lol! Yes, a mother will always be a mother be her child two or twenty-two. Any accomplishment, big or small, gives us such a rush of good feelings. 

I know to some it might sound pretty mundane. Your child drove. E-hen? Kini big deal? Let me tell you. It's a big deal o! Yes, that he is driving means that he has the mental capacity and physical ability to do so. That he is driving means that he has lived long enough to attain the age at which it is legal to do so. Such things are not to be taken for granted at all. So, yes, it is a big deal and a huge milestone for my family - the first time any of our children would move an automobile with me in it -  and therefore worthy of blogging but you  know what is even more blog worthy?

The realisation that the way I felt seeing my child accomplish something is the exact same way God feels when any of his children do same. Yes, God celebrates us too. He is excited for us too. He rejoices over us too! It might be just waking up at night to pray. It might be resisting the temptation to curse. It might be breaking free of a long-time bondage. It might be just making yourself confess positively when all around you seems so bleak. Or it might be just because we managed to break out a smile when we were crying inside. Big or small, just like I was today, God is filled with a rush of good feelings when we press through......and do what we have been born to do. Overcome! Win! Achieve! Rule! And yes, like my son, Drive!

As we do so, our PapaGod, the Mother of all mothers, will surely be clapping excitedly (with more finesse than me surely) thrilled to bits that we, his progeny, are living up to our full potential, cruising with 'God-fidence' along the sometimes thrilling, sometimes bumpy highway of Life.

It's good to do the right thing as a Christian because we want to obey God. Because we fear him. Or because we want him to bless us.  But think about it. Won't you just love to do the right thing, behave the right way, say the right thing just to make God happy? To see Him clap excitedly like a loving mother? My son was 'forming' cool, calm and collected but I know he was pleased to see my excitement and hear my hoots of joy; sounds only a proud mother could make. 

I want God to feel the same way about me. You see, today it occured to me that everytime we walk in congruence with God's word for our lives, God is right there clapping for us so excited to see us win, calling up all the angels in heaven to come and see as we trump the devil's plans to 'prevent us from driving'.

Yes, mothers will always be mothers......and if you believe God is your Mother be like my son. Go out into your world, overcome your fears  and do all you know to do to make Him excited and proud of you!


(Thanks to my mgm for making me see 'God' in all of this when all I thought I was doing was being a mom like any other. To God alone be all the glory!)
 
  
   

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations. This is just the beginning of greater milestones ahead IJN.

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    1. Thank you Ovine. Amen! Amen! Amen! In Jesus name.

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  2. Congratulations. This shall be the beginning of greater milestones to come IJN.

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  3. I was just grinning and grinning as I read, I pictured you dancing sef. It's a big deal oh and a great feat .

    Thank you for bringing the God picture into the story..now I can always picture God nudging me to reach higher, dream higher and possess as far as "my eyes can see"

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    1. Yes, I was doing my "Madea clap". Lol! Yes, God is our number one cheerleader....Above anyone else we know, he wants us to succeed.

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  4. ****Mufasa Said3 June 2013 at 08:00

    i can imagine the joy u would have felt there and then.

    im quick to get emotional and i could av cried if it were me. As early as 2am today i woke up feeling i had hit rock bottom. i just could not shake that feeling off. Then i started to think of how bad i fight to make my smile work and how i try to look good and smell good when i know deep within me that i fighting depression and i fast loosing the will to even fight it. I hated this place called work, i hated the thought of coming to work, i hated the thought of driving to work, i hated the thought of seeing the people at work! with all the pains and heartache suddenly flooding my heart, i felt the tears drop from my eyes and i got up, to pick my baby up from his cot and placed him to lie beside me just to look at his innocent face then i placed his little warm hands on my cheeks as if to say "dont worry mummy, it will be alright". That was the only way i managed to find sleep, in my sons arms.

    I feel every bit of joy u feel and this is what i ask God for. May God keep your son safe that while he's driving he will not make costly mistakes and the angels on guard will always sit beside him. You will live long to also see his kids do same one day IJN, amen

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    1. Awwwgh Mufasa! Now you almost made me tear up. I could just see you in that moment placing those soft, tender palms to your face, your baby's face so close to yours.....how close God had been to you both right then....You know it is those kind of scenes where if we could see into the spiritual, we would see you and your baby with Angel wings folded tenderly over you giving you the peace you needed to sleep.

      Inbox me if you don't mind. Let's talk offline about this your job cos hate is a very strong word and you used it too many times to be in a healthy place......something has got to give. If you would rather not, fear not but know that I will be praying for you. I really will. Hugs to you and baby.......One thing for sure, you WILL fulfill purpose in Jesus name. amen!

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    2. ****Mufasa Said5 June 2013 at 10:38

      Been Searching for your e-mail address but I can't find it on this page. Probably because I'm using my phone. Kindly re-post pls. Thank You.

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    3. Don't mind me, I meant to give it to you in my reply above....it's abimbolaen@yahoo.com


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  5. Ive heard something like this before and it never gets old. God sure delights in us and he is super excited when we achieve.

    Now, i wish my mum/dad were so excited to see me drive. Im glad the new generation mummies are getting more involved with their kids.

    May God continue to keep them.

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    1. Amen. Yes, parenting is different now...We have to be more 'connected' to your kids from the get go. I think our parents did they best they knew how in the times they lived in. Our times are very different. I mean, I never heard my parents tell me they loved me. I just knew they did. Or should I say they expected I would know because they took care of me and all that....Not so with our kids.....even as my teens roll their eyes at me I still tell them as often as I can...as for my last one, he loves hearing it ans saying it.....am ennjoying it till he becomes a teen too. Lol!

      Bless you Tommie. Remember, God is especially fond of you!

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