To some this might be a surprise…I never wanted to be a Mom! I didn’t particularly care for snotty nose, loud, obnoxious, self-centered little mongrels that took tons of time away from the real world. (Like the real world – doesn’t have kids…my imaginary world, I guess.)
Six months into our marriage bliss – it happened. We got the two little lines on the little disgusting wand. (Which I kept!)
Then my attitude changed…well, my whole life did! I started receiving tons of homemade blankets, cutesy clothes, fresh smelling disposable diapers, and baby shampoo.
Everything in our small lil’ house looked like a miniature Baby’s-R-Us. I was smitten with baby fever.
For the next 10 years, I was either carry a baby in my arms or carrying one in my womb. I wish I could say, I lost all my selfishness over night. I’m still a work in progress.
I still don’t care for snotty nose, obnoxious, self-centered little mongrels. Who does? I like my kids peaceful, healthy, polite, and giving of themselves to others particularly when it comes to sharing toys or chores. I wish I could say that we lived like that every morning and every night but realistically it just doesn’t happen. My kids are human with human desires – just like their Mom.
As their Mom – when their life is good – my desire is to just make it better. I want them to have a desire to come running home because it is a refuge or a delight to their heart – when they get older. I want them to know that they are loved regardless of whatever choices they make good or not so good. They will never be denied a hug even in anger – the squeezes might just be a lil’ more snug and longer. I want them to know that they have a cheerleader even when it seems the whole world is against them. I want them to know that their parents love them as God loves them! Our love is unconditional – no take-backs! No refunds! It is here to stay – forever!
I never want my children to say, my Mom was too busy for us, too mad at us, or just simply – fed up. That is NOT the character of the Lord.
He is gracious, compassionate, long-suffering, forgiving, kind and simply adores His children.
I want to be like Him – when I grow up!
Blessings to you! You are loved!
I hope this encourages someone today!