Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Full Heart

I believe I was put on this earth to be a mother. There. I said it. I didn’t whisper it. To me saying such a thing is like saying I believe I was put on this earth to be queen-presumptuous. However deep in my heart I do believe it.

Years ago when a certain young man asked me what I wanted to do with my life, I didn’t whisper the answer then either. I thought either he runs or stays. Fortunately for me he stayed, and God has blessed us with an incredible family.

I have had the joy and pleasure of being a mother to six incredible human beings. The goal has always been that they would grow up to be people with good hearts-and they have.

A good heart is important. With a good heart you can accomplish so much. A good heart has pure motives, seeks to do what’s right and cares. Someone once said that you can’t pull yourself up by your own bootstraps without a good heart. A good heart is resilient.

So this is my little ode to my children and husband who allow me to live out a dream, and the beautiful adventure we have together. You are incredible.



  1. how incredible you are, a mother of six kids...
    I am impressed.
    I have two boys, that's enough for me.

  2. I'm inpressed, too. Blessings on your household of good hearts.

  3. i have only been a stay at home mom for 1 year and i am just now realizing (my 2 are 5/7) what a precious gift this be a mother.

    blessings to your beautiful household!

  4. oh ruth, you write heart, mother of six. and i learn so much from you and your gentle spirit. it takes such faith, this journey... and you give me strength to believe. thank you so much for linking up, sweet friend. love to you. xo

  5. You have many blessings -- and much courage to be a mother -- it is not an easy journey as you know there are many sacrifices along the way.

    Lovely post.

    from Emilys

  6. I'm a firm believer that God has put each of us on this earth with work He has called us to do. It is joy when I see someone living that. Happy to have met you through emily. Blessings.

  7. How wonderful that you adore and appreciate the gift, the art, the call, of motherhood.

  8. your ...little ode to my children and downright beautiful - i can feel a thankful heart with every fiber...