Sunday, May 8, 2011

Things I Did Not Know Before Becoming A Mother

- How much I could love.
- How precious a gift it is to hold a brand new life in my hands.
- How sobering a task it is to hold that brand new life in my hands. Prayers for wisdom are redoubled!
- How much I would hurt when they hurt.
- How Mary, the mother of Jesus, must have felt at various times in the life of Jesus - keeping those moments treasured in her heart.
- How selfish I was.
- How selfish I was.
- How selfish I was. :(
- How I would gladly give anything and everything for my child.
- How it was a good thing I would give everything, because these little ones would would take every ounce of energy and patience I had! :)
- How being a mother is a 24/7 job.
- How tired I would feel pretty much all of the time!
- How little I would learn to care for my own appearance and well-being in exchange for my care for theirs.
- How much I would fall in love with my husband all over again just watching him be a Daddy!
- That mothers do not get holidays or vacations. Most holidays and vacations require 10x the work from mom just so everyone else can have a great time.
- How joyous the job can be, and that those simple daily joys are the best of all!
- How much "growing up" I still need to do.
- How much I needed to appreciate my own mother and mother-in-law for their own tireless work and sacrifice, and for being the beautiful, Godly examples that they are!


1 comment:

  1. amen amen amen amen amen amen amen amen amen amen amen :)

    And you know what? Most of these just get deeper as the children grow older, which is both cool and very, very sobering.


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