By Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon, co-host of The 700 Club Asia

One of the verses about mothers that I am often reminded of is “Mary pondered what was happening around her and treasured the moment in her heart.”

Because children are blessings as described by our Maker, I have experienced them blessing me over and over. Many times I would ponder like Mary and I would quietly relish the moment and journal them. Each child has a journal. I have recorded funny and profound moments of their early years. Reading through them is one way I celebrate motherhood. And it is also a treasure of illustrations that benefit others when I share about childlikeness. Here are some of those precious memories. I hope it uplifts you and inspire you to start your own journal if you haven’t yet.

Mama Memory #1 I remember sharing with my daughter how tired I was because we had no helper. To this she responded, “But, Mama, God IS our helper.” What a stress buster that was.

Mama Memory #2 When my daughter was 3 years old, she saw a long line of kids in front of Santa in a mall. She asked why. I told her that they believe Santa has some kind of magic to make their wishes come true. To this she responded, “Hmm… I prefer God’s magic to Santa’s.”

Mama Memory #3 When our eldest goes to bed I usually make her complete a comforting truth. I say, “When everybody’s sleeping”, then she says, “God is awake.”

Mama Memory #4 Our daughter’s love language is touch. When we arrived from a trip out of town she asked, “Did you embrace me there?

Mama Memory #5 When baby cries, we panic trying to figure out why. Blessed to know our Father knows exactly what we need, even before we cry.

Mama Memory #6 My son was 2-years-old. As we entered the mall, the guard extended his arms to frisk him. My son extended his arms & hugged him!

Mama Memory #7 My son’s version of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

“Wrinkle, wrinkle on my face,
Can you fly to outer space?
Up above the world so high
Like a crumpled butterfly
Wrinkle, wrinkle on my face
Can you fly to outer space?

Mama Memory #8 As I led bedtime prayers for my toddler, “Heavenly, heavenly Father…” He quickly responded, “the mouse ran up the clock.”

Mama Memory #9 After prayers at night I tenderly say, “Mom and Daddy love you.” And our kids reply, “But Jesus loves me best.”

Mama Memory #10 And because Jesus loves our children best, they can love others, too which I recently witnessed through my son’s artwork dedicated to his older sister. See photo below:

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Happy Mother’s Day

Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon, co-host of The 700 Club Asia, is a homeschooling mom, gospel songwriter, and seminar speaker on parenting and early childcare. She is involved in the ministry of teaching at her local church, Christ’s Commission Fellowship. She welcomes your messages and comments at felichi.buizon@cbnasia.org. Follow her on Twitter: @FelichiOfficial