Poetry, Writer's Workshop

I Am While I Am Not: Writer’s Workshop

I am so totally sure of their potential…
while I am not always confident in who I am in this world.

I am confident of their beauty, both without and within…
while I am not going anywhere near my own bathroom mirror.
I am praying that they would find their way and know their role…
while I am not so sure that I am ever noticed in mine.
I am able to tell them what life will throw at them as they grow…
while I am not able to trust the unknowns of tomorrow.
I am able to tell them how to go about fixing what they need to change…
while I am not even sure how to help myself most days.

I am so very happy that God chose me to be their mother…
while I am not so sure He chose the right woman for the job.
I am vulnerable, scared, stubborn, worried, and I wrestle with my pride…
All while knowing I am not ever going to quit pushing them to be
all that I know they can be.
I am their mother…
and I love them more than words can say.

For today’s blog, I was responding to a prompt over at Mama Kat’s Place. Head on over for more info on what this is all about. šŸ™‚

Looking up as always…

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19 thoughts on “I Am While I Am Not: Writer’s Workshop”

  1. That is beautiful.
    "I am so very happy that God chose me to be their mother…

    while I am not so sure He chose the right woman for the job"
    Those words made me tear up. I think every mom can relate to that.
    Thanks for you words today!

  2. …vulnerability at its finest in this post.

    Thanks..for responding to this and for letting me know I'm not alone in this daily battle of the mind.

    Hugs to you!

  3. Awesome! I'm glad I inspired you because that was lovely.

    I tried to comment on your blog earlier this week but I couldn't for some reason. I'm glad I'm finally pushing the right buttons.

  4. Bina, you could still post a poem before tomorrow to be included in HighCallingBlogs Random Acts of Poetry.

    The best thing to do is to drop your post URL in my comment box so I don't miss it. I will link to you, even if belatedly. Also, if you have linked to me as the writing project "source", I will see it in my Google Alerts.

    Either way, I'll link. Don't be shy; I want to link to you! šŸ™‚

  5. so awesome…but I have to tell you. I don't have any daughters except daughters in the Lord. I went to Revolve 'cause my husband is the youth minister and I hanging around girls when I can. Have a great and blessed day!

  6. And away I go…

    Christine ~ I am glad God can use my words to touch your heart. šŸ™‚

    Jennifer ~ your post was an amazing moment for me…and I thank you for it.

    Diane ~ Thank you, my friend.

    Alicia ~ I live the life of contrasts…as I believe most moms do on some level. Thank you.

    Jeanette ~ Thank you…I know I spoke for my heart…an often forgotten importance for Mommies everywhere!

    Karen ~ Thank you so much :O)

    Marfmom ~ It was nice to "meet" you today thru your post, also beautiful! Thanks.

    Jessica ~ I feel so repetitive saying "Thank you" so instead, you get: Many thanks. :O)

    L.L. ~ Thanks for all your help with that!!

    Lorrie ~ Hopefully I cleared up the confusion in your comment box for today… *sigh* Darned apostrophies!!

    Many hugs to you all…thank you for stopping by and taking the time to not only read, but comment. They all make me smile!
    Bina

  7. I love how you tackled this one! So many of us moms share all of those same contrasts!! I feel like you were speaking for me.

  8. Mama Kat ~ Why thank you much! šŸ™‚ Glad you could pop over and read…and I hope you enjoy reading the hundreds of other entries!!! šŸ™‚

    Bina

  9. I love the contrast of emotions you've put forth and so many women can relate to those very same feelings.

    I always appreciate my mother more when I write and read about motherhood. God Bless!

  10. Adventure Mom…thank you so much for your kind words. I have learned to appreciate my own mom as I raise my kids…such a blessing!

  11. Isn't it amazing how much confidence we can have in our kids and yet still be so unconfident personally. šŸ™‚ Great post.

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