I want to be in all senses of the words, All. Things. Mama.
As far back as I can remember I've wanted to be a mom, not just any mom, but the mom that stays home with her kids full time. The mom who loves even when she is not loved back, who can't breathe without thinking of her kids first. The mom who loves teaching, playing, cooking, baking, laughing, and kissing owies. The mom who is ALL THINGS MAMA. My husband and I scrimp so that dream can be fulfilled. Being a mom is not part time for me. It is something that has captured my heart. All of the going ons of my life start with thoughts of my kids. My kids consume my love and my life and I allow it because, with God's help they are the essence of what makes me a mother. This is me...

kids: the reason for moms

kids: the reason for moms

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stating the obvious...

Stating the obvious can be really rude sometimes. It sounds like this:"Wow! You're eating MORE cake!" Or a little like this: "Your shirt is bright yellow."  These kind of statements make people uncomfortable, uneasy, and just feel plain bad.

Other times stating the obvious can be completely neutral, like stating a fact.  Example: "It smells like coffee", or "It's windy out here!"  Not necessary to say these things, hence that is why we call it stating the obvious.

However, there is one statement that we often times consider to be so obvious that we do not say it enough. As long as it is considered to be an obvious statement, or "stating the obvious" we will never start saying it more.  Try it.  Say it.  See what happens.  Pretend like you've never said it before.

"I love you."  Never can that be said enough.  It is why in the middle of playing with my kids I'll randomly say "hey guys, I love you."  Guess what, they always say it back (except for Skyelynn, she says it with her smile!)  I say it to my husband everyday, every time we get off the phone with each other, every morning as he leaves for work, and sometimes just at random, yet still probably it's not enough.  I even say it to Guapo sometimes...I think he likes it. :)  

It's still the start of a new year, try stating the obvious!

1 comment:

  1. You know, Martha, you are absolutely right. I should tell everyone I love that I love them each time as if it's the first time or at least with that kind of enthusiasm. My family needs that. I need it to, but it probablyisn't going to happen unless somebody starts doing it as a practice. Like something just isn't right unless it IS said.

    By the way, I love you and your family, Martha!


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