Being a mother...

Being a mother is more than I ever thought it might be. More.... rewarding, exhausting, joyful, beautiful, enlightening, fulfilling...

Caring for her every need day in and day out and loving her through her worst moments has gifted me a new perspective. Never before have I more appreciated my heavenly father's love for his children-- for me.  My goodness... I have bad days. We all do. I am sinful; I have a bad attitude; I knowingly bypass opportunities to minister and love others... And, he loves me still. Such grace.

Those nights when little miss randomly wakes every 2 hours, I am there for her. Exhausted, eyes just barely squinted open, I fully give myself to comfort, love, soothe. Those days when nothing feels right, I'm there with arms wide open. We get through. We "wrap up" (in our boba) and go about our day together. Step in step, held tight. What a gift is is to experience this kind of love. Sacrificial love.

Being a mom is the most selfless job I can imagine. Utterly and completely selfless. It's not easy, but boy is it rewarding. I sure do love being a mother & I sure am thankful for God's grace when I have my selfish moments...