Monday, May 4, 2015

Motherhood Goals

Wow, what a weekend! My little family and I really enjoyed the beautiful weather we had, all weekend long.

Finally, it's Spring!

My husband spent some time working on my Mother's Day present this weekend. It's almost finished and I can't wait to share it with you all. 

I really can't get over how nice this weekend was. We got family pictures done {which I'll share with you soon} and had so much fun together! While my husband worked on some projects outside, my little peanut and I layed in shade and looked up at the trees and all around.

It's so much fun showing Piper new things! She is amazing by everything right now. I love it!

There was a time this weekend when everything seemed to slow down and life outside of our homestead did not exist. I distinctly remember a moment when my dogs were running through the grass, music was playing through the patio speakers, my husband was happily working on a project at the picnic table and my daughter was holding my finger as she layed under a tree for the first time. I looked around at my life, and I sighed a happy sigh. My life is so full, we are so blessed.

I have had dreams of days like the ones we had this weekend. Laying outside in the grass with my daughter, I couldn't help but dream some more. I am looking forward to her running through this very same grass one day. I can't wait to show her the world, and all that is good in it.

As I layed under the big tree in our back yard, with Piper by my side, I began to think of some goals I have as a mother. With Mother's Day right around the corner, I figured I would share my goals with you all, today.

Motherhood Goals
a list of my goals as a mother to my daughter, Piper.

I want you to hear me call myself beautiful. I want you to know what beauty looks like. Beauty is in me, beauty is in you, and beauty is in all those around you. Beauty is caring, beauty is humble, beauty is in the light.

I want you to see me building others up, not tearing them down. I want you to hear me speak loving words of your father, and all of your family members. Whenever you build others up, you are more quick to build yourself up; a skill that I want you to have.

I want you to know that I will always be on your side. I've always got your back.

I want to show you my weakness and that it is okay to be weak. But you must know, I'll always be strong enough for anything you send my way. I will help you through any situation.

I want you to see me reading the Bible. I want to learn more so that I can answer your questions along the way.

I want to be the best I can be, for you.

I don't want you to see me staring into a screen, I want you to see me staring in your eyes.

I want to spend less time in front of screens and more time outdoors.

I want to show you what strength is and I want to encourage you to be independent.

I want you to see me honoring your father. I want you to see his love for me and I want you to expect nothing less for yourself.

I want you to hear my voice as tender as my love is for you.

I want to be reminded of the day you were born, every day of the rest of my life, because it was the best day of mine.

I want to be slow to anger, and slow to frustration.

I want to be reminded of the best of me and the best of your father every time I look into your eyes.

I want to inspire you to be healthy and active.

I want to teach you how to cook.

I want to teach you how to garden, how to grow your own vegetables and the importance of eating healthy; the importance of taking care of the land and eating from the land.

I want to encourage you to read.

I want to show you the simple joys of being in nature.

I want to help you grow and also to let you be little.

I want to show you how to find joy in any ordinary day.

I want to make you laugh every day, whether it be from a present moment or a memory.

Readers and mothers, as Mother's Day approaches, what are some of your motherhood goals?


  1. What a beautiful post today :) My motherhood goals as mine are almost all adults now.....Be supportive, offer advice softly, but in the end, let it be their decision, no matter what the cost to you. It's their life now :)

    1. So important! Great motherhood goals :) Love it!