April 21, 2009

My Mom Logic

My Mom Logic comes from the innermost workings of my heart, with most parts Love and with some parts of other things.

Like supernatural powers. (How else do I know that three rooms away behind a closed door someone is opening up all the bandaids? Or, if you want to get
really serious, how else could I sense Noah having a seizure from downstairs as I decorated the Christmas tree? He made no sound, but I knew.)

Some parts experience... just knowing my children. Quite predictable creatures they can be until about age three. Then magically at age four it's back to reading them like a book again. What IS it about three?

Many parts trial and error. And getting it wrong more times than I get it right.

We're the heart of the home, Moms. (So they tell us.) If we don't take care of ourselves, make each child feel like they are our favorite, get enough chocolate, and exercise our right to have the most shoes in the closet, then the home just doesn't run like it should. Or something like that.

I'm just an every Mom. I have so many flaws. We All Do.

But it isn't the prettiest and smoothest rock my kids pick up off the ground or the most perfectly tall and yellow dandelion... it's always the one with the most scratches and scars, the wilted and the dirty, that make it into their pockets. The treasures that end up in my washer. The things I find under their pillows or deep inside their backpacks.

From the top of my head right down to my really cute shoes,
I'm soft and scarred and sometimes utterly exhausted. And I love them more than it could ever be logically explained.



This post is part of my entry in the Mother Of All Bloggers contest by the Momlogic Community and Mom Bloggers Club. I've been nominated and they are narrowing it down to ten bloggers. THEN would you please come vote for me if I am selected and that way I can win my very first laptop??? (I'll keep you posted.)

This photo is one of my favorites, back when Ivy was still in my bellay. By Ashlee Allen.


p.s. I personally credit my "supernatural powers" to be a listening to the Holy Spirit kinda thing. I couldn't Mother without it.

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32 comments:

  1. Lovely. Very true. Hope you win!

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  2. Reading your blog makes me excited to be a mom and of all of the experiences that I get to look forward to living because of you sharing them. I totally think you deserve to win the laptop!

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  3. Great post! Love this picture. You do deserve to win the lap top. I'm pulling for ya!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your post with us, it rings very true! Thanks for stopping by my blog.:-)

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  5. This is a beautiful post! I hope you win the contest!

    That pic is great btw!

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  6. What a great post Steph! I loved it! And good luck!

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  7. What a gifted mom you are. You always have a way with words! Thanks for making me reflect!

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  8. Wonderful post - I don't know how you wouldn't win it! I could use a little more of those powers around here - BEFORE my son gets the exploded pen out of the garbage & smears it on my shirt. :)

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  9. Beautiful piece - best of luck! Hope you win - keep us posted, and we'll be sure to vote for you!!!

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  10. I love this! Best of luck, girl!

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  11. Great post, Steph. And that photo is fabulous!!

    I'm sure you'll get your laptop either way. (hey - you're one ahead of me - you've got an iphone!! lol)

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  12. Very well said. Teaching our children that we aren't perfect and they needn't be either is a very important lesson. Embracing our flaws and learning from mistakes is a life long journey. Motherhood is many-splendored part of that journey. I think all moms are miraculous. Not perfect, but miraculous nonetheless.

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  13. I love the picture and I love that you talk about real moms, about mom flaws, about life. Tonight I let Gus sleep in his clothes because I was too exhausted to put his PJ's on and left a huge cantaloupe mess on my floors while running out the door.

    We are all real.

    http://growninmyheart.com

    You are already a winner in my book. But, I will vote for you!

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  14. Sweetly beautiful.

    You'll get my vote...good luck.

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  15. Ohhhh, I love this picture! I can't wait to vote for ya :)

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  16. That photo is cute - I love "action" shots best, when some people aren't looking and some people are. It's fun to capture the "chaos" and beauty of the ordinary.

    Now, you have me wondering about age three (my daughter turns that "unpredictable" age this September)...what should I expect?

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  17. Sure thing! Hope you win!! The Holy Spirit sure is a good guide.

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  18. I've already voted for you, but if there's anything more I can do to help you, please tell me!

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  19. You know I'm voting for ya! I remember that pic and it is even more beautiful seeing it again.

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  20. I love this post too. It's so true - a mom just knows.

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  21. Oh what a lovely post-let us know when to vote so you can get that laptop!!!

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  22. One of my greatest flaws is thinking I should be a mom without flaws. Thanks for the reminder.

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  23. A very warm post from the heart. You have my vote. Best wishes!

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  24. What a stunning picture of you and your son.

    Jenn

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  25. That was a beautiful Mom Logic post!

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  26. I love your post and I wanted you to know that I hope you win!

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  27. I LOVE this post. I voted for you to win because you deserve it!

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  28. Congratulations on Top 10! It is an honor to be in the running with you!
    Lisa
    http://momof2boyswifeof1.blogspot.com

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  29. SO thrilled to see you as a finalist! I voted for YOU and it's not only because we're both babywearers with three beautiful boys and our youngest both girls named Ivy :-)

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