Little Eyes are Always Watching

Being a mother to a girl is one of the most influential positions that God gives you as a woman. You may feel a lot of times that the things you do go unnoticed or unappreciated, but your kids see you. Being a mom holds a lot of responsibility, a lot of organization, a lot of patience and a lot of strength. It’s hard. Like really hard. But it’s also great. Like really great.

I’m a mother of four, two of which are girls, a four year old and 1 year old. I didn’t realize just how much my girls notice until the other day. My four year old fussed at her twin brother and it was like looking at myself in the mirror. My initial reaction was to giggle and move on with life. But later that night when things were quiet and my mind was shutting down, I went back to that moment and reflected on all the things that meant. I hold the responsibility of helping mold my girls to be women, wives, and mothers one day. WOW, that’s big! It really opened my eyes to the big picture. My girls are always watching me. They want their hair the same, to wear my shoes, to wear pants (leggings) like me, to put on makeup. They want to momma like me and learn to cook.

Allll the things. Just. Like. Me.

I strive to be a good role model. I want to teach my girls the things that matter. I want to teach them kindness and compassion. I want to teach them to embrace their bodies and minds. I want them to have values and morals that they will one day instill in their children. I want them to embrace differences and understand that other people won’t always have their views and that’s okay. I want to teach them all of the important things. To know that they can do anything that they put in the work to achieve. I want this for all of my children, even the boys. I just notice that the girls pay extra attention to what Mommy does.

Dear Lord, I pray that I can be the woman and mother they need, like my mother is to me. That one day, when they are grown, they still want to model the things I do and still look up to me like I do with my mom. If that happens, all the hard times will be worth it. Thank you Lord for blessing me with these children and trusting me to teach them Your ways and guide them through this wild ride of life. AMEN!

Tessa Stuard
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, currently living in Central, LA with my family. I am married to my husband of 7 years, Alva. We have four children, Jakoby (6), twins-Kirby and Camp (4), and Ella Ray (1). I am a Pediatric RN, BSN turned stay at home mom. I am an extreme extrovert that loves spending time with my hubby, kiddos, camping, mani/pedis, crafts, sushi, watching baseball and pretty much anything that gives me a good excuse to have a margarita!


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