Dear Children: Love Letters From Mama Vol. 4

Love Letters Vol 4

Children,

Apologies are a part of life. Never get so high in life that you stop apologizing for mistakes and asking for forgiveness when you wrong or offend others.

I hurt someone, an acquaintance this week, and had to ask for forgiveness when I realized I had caused hurt, pain, and stress to this lady. Thankfully she has forgiven me, although I had never meant to hurt her.

It is hard sometimes to approach people or to lower ourselves. Pride is usually the root cause for fighting among people. It takes humility, lowering yourself, to do it in the right spirit and attitude. The Bible says God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.

An apology (with the much added “will you forgive me?” included) can mend a broken relationship and give hope to the future.

I love you all!

Love,
Mama

Children,

Some days I remind myself to serve you with a happy heart.

Parenthood and marriage both require more service than any other thing in the life of a dedicated mother and wife. It can be hard to maintain a servant spirit when moments of the days and weeks try every ounce of your patience. Sometimes I am also selfish, which causes me to not always serve you with loving and right actions.

When I comb your hair after you’ve taken a bath I hope someday when I am old you will help me and comb my hair after my bath. Some day I may be the one needing my face washed and my clothes picked out. Papa and I may need to live with you and have you give us medicine and drive us all over town.

We don’t know our future together with the way our country is going. This may be the good old days and the best memories of your life. I hope I can serve and help you like Christ has done for us all.

I hope if persecution arises and we are forced to live and work in worldly places that you will serve like Joseph and Daniel. That as the world gets darker, Christ’s servitude in us will shine through us illuminating all who need to see.

I love you and pray you will be faithful servants of God today and every day of your life!

Mama

Dear Children,

I wish I could heal all of your hurts and remedy all of your misunderstandings. Fixing things seems to become a way of life for moms but sometimes there are matters of the heart that are impossible for me to fix… but God can fix hurts I cannot. He can always help you through His Word with any problem that you may have.

Love, Mama

Dear Children,

Do you remember us praying for rain together? You all acted as if I was weird for praying with you that rain would come. We could see large bluish purple clouds filled with rain that was not falling on our town or neighborhood.

As I went to bed I looked out to see rain falling beneath the orange street light. I am so thankful God heard our prayers. It is a good full rain that should, Lord willing, help our land not be so dusty.

It’s amazing that God heard us, a little mother with little children, and answered our prayers! He’s wonderful!

Love, Mama

You’re welcome to read more from the Dear Children Series, letters that I’ve written to my children in:

Love Letters From Mama Volume 1

Love Letters From Mama Volume 2

Love Letters From Mama Volume 3

Dear Children: Love Letters From Mama Vol. 2

Love Letters Vol 2

This is a series of letters that I have written to my children in a journal. Most of the letters are written to teach them in the future.  I hope you enjoy reading them!

Kids,

Life is hard sometimes and we cannot understand why other people do what they do. Sometimes it’s a hurtful thing someone says to you, or someone not making what you’re interested in doing, a priority to them. And sadly there will be times when people are not as kind or godly as they seem to be.

What you CAN do is not focus so much on finding out why they did this or that or did not do it, but pray for them. Ask God to help them, or better yet, ask God if there is something you can do to help them.

Others sometimes get so absorbed in the things in their life that they don’t realize what they are doing to you. It doesn’t make it right or fair, but we have to ask God to help us rise above the hurt and be a blessing if we can. Relationships at times must change because of violations of friendship or boundaries but it does not mean we have to hate people or count them as useless. God will help you during these times.

Love,                                                                                                                               Mama

Kids~

“Why do you like the name Mama?” you might ask. I like Mama much better than Mommy, because it can be used until I die. The name Mommy to me sounds like a name a baby would call their mother. My aim is to help you all grow up into mature adults, not remain a baby in your thinking or the things you do,or even the way you come to me throughout your life. You are all special to me and my hope is that you will have a name to call me that fits who you will become, not just who you are now. I hope that makes sense.

Love,                                                                                                                               Mama

Dear Children~

Each day God is my teacher and He teaches me something.

Mothers are never failures if they stop working a job to come home and focus on their family. And education does not have to be gained in a classroom setting. Where women are, they, if the desire lives in their hearts, will succeed.

Working at learning balance, adjusting to the events of the day, knowing what to say at the right time to a specific person or need, finding a way to try to get housework done, and love enough to fill everyone’s basic needs is just a handful of the responsibilities.

God has given me a heart for mothering you and I pray He will allow me to be a part of your lives until I can see you all succeed.

Love,
Mama

To read The Ministry Mama’s other letters to her children, click here.

Dear Children Series: Love Letters from Mama

Love Letters From Mama

Have you ever loved someone so much that you want to scream from mountain tops and in the streets and tell everyone you meet, friends and strangers alike how much you love them!? I love my husband, he is wonderful, he is who God made me to be one with, I LOVE HIM! And I love my children!

Some nights before bed I write in a journal, that my mother gave me. It is blue with yellow and orange sunshines with smiling faces on the cover. It is rather cheesy looking but it was the empty book I needed to begin writing my memories to the kids. I write to each child individually and then sometimes when I want to share a life lesson I begin the letter with “Dear Children.” That has inspired the Dear Children Series that I am sharing with you today.

These letters are my outward screams into the world of how much I love them, how I want them to learn from my life’s successes and failures. It is a venue in which I can share lessons about life I want to teach them. The children are young and do not understand everything I want to teach them just yet but some day I hope they grow to read the letters and appreciate them.

I am a little morbid at times and I think, “If something ever happens to me how will my children know that I love them?” If they have a journal they can read and learn about funny things they did as children and stories about our every day life then they will know because I wrote it down for them that it was valuable to me. Then they never have to worry or doubt my love. I can speak to them from the pages. They will be love letters from Mama.

Here are a couple of letters to start off the series.

Children~
My hope for you all is that you love one another your whole life. That you will not fight or hate one another, but rather fight FOR each other. The relationship you have is given to you by God. I hope your childhood and Christian upbringing will unite you and keep you glued together.

So many families are broken to pieces and siblings hurt each other through angry and jealous words. I hope and pray that for generations God will speak and move you to do His work. I never want you to violate each other’s relationship because you take each other for granted and are unthankful.

Love one another and do good.

Love you,
Mama

Kids~
God has been working in my heart about my joyfulness, that it might be a light to your souls that makes you feel loved and welcome in our home. That my eye might not be so critical but loving and full of brightness as you enter the room.

God is showing me the importance of simplicity in the home so that we do not have to constantly be focused on clutter and messes. I may not always be a good example of joy because my bent is to take care of “things” and do things alone.

The Bible makes a comment that the barren woman becomes the joyful mother of children. This was pointed out in a book I was reading by Elizabeth George called A Woman After God’s Own Heart. May the Lord help me to learn to be full of the joy of my salvation that I might minister to you in the right spirit.

Writing for my children has helped me at the end of some days write down the great moments when it may feel like chaos has reigned supreme for 12 hours straight.

I encourage you to write things down for your children on a regular basis. It will bring your heart great delight because you can see how God is working in your family and how your children are growing. I even write little notes to my husband in this book. I figure some time I will share what is inside to surprise him… but not yet!

I hope that you will follow us thorough the Dear Children Series: Love Letters from Mama and that it will give you ideas on how to bless your children through the gift of writing.

Smiles,

The Ministry Mama