Friday, May 1, 2009

A Month of Thanksgiving

During this new month, the month of May, Mary's month, I am going to try a little experiment. There are times, too many times, that I am not the mom I want to be. I lose my patience, I speak harshly, I don't listen, and/or I am unkind. In an effort to become a tiny bit more like my Heavenly Mother, Mary, I am going to spend the next month being more thankful for my beloved family. I am going to keep a little journal, and I am going to write down each of their names everyday. Honestly, to me, those 6 words, Omar, Joshua, Katie, Hannah, Luke and Sophia are some of the nicest words in the English Language, so just writing them down is sweet! Not to mention, the meanings of their names are so lovely, that just reflecting on them for a moment might also be a source of grace.

Omar - Long living (I better be nice to him, because I guess he's sticking around for a while.)

Joshua - God is Salvation

Katherine - Pure One

Hannah - Full of Grace

Luke - Light

Sophia - Wisdom

Next to their names, I am going to write down one thing about them that I am thankful for. I am going to try to focus on who they are, what they do, what a joy they are instead of who they are not, what they don't do, and how they are annoying me. This is the time, right now, to grow. This is the time to be refined in the fire of my family life. This is the time to be the mother that I want to be.


Jenny said...

What a beautiful plan, Amy. I hope you grow in love for your family through your little experiment.

Kimberly said...

At the end of the month, I hope you'll do another post to tell us how your plan went--it sounds so inspiring!