I was tagged by Karen to describe some of the characteristics of a "Real Mum" (I think this meme must have come from across the Pond!). I have been blessed with a wonderful, loving mother and four precious children, and to me there's no greater title than that of "Mom."
A Real Mum:
~ honors and submits to her husband giving her children a picture of her relationship to God.
~ has her priorities straight: God, husband, children, home, ministry to others.
~ places her child in God's hands.
~ rejoices to see her child walking with God.
~ never complains about changing dirty diapers.
~ cultivates her child's talents and interests.
~ loves unconditionally.
~ mends broken hearts.
~ hunts for the missing favorite toy at bedtime.
~ never tires of rocking her little one.
~ uses the Bible as her most important textbook and training tool.
~ delights in playing with and conversing with her child.
~ would glady lay down her own life for her child's.
~ never misses a ball game or piano recital.
~ prays for and with her child.
~ instructs and reproves with love.
~ inspires her child.
~ praises in public and disciplines in private.
~ spends time with her child even when she craves "alone time."
~ keeps band-aids and hand sanitizer in her purse.
~ seeks to leave a Godly heritage for her children.
I'm tagging Julie, Christina, Kristi, and Mommy. If you haven't posted your thoughts about what a Real Mum is, consider yourself tagged, too. Leave me a comment so that I can stop by to read your post. Remember, you don't have to have children of your own to know the characteristics of a Real Mum. :-)