Friday, May 16, 2008
I love being a mom!
There's no catch, no hidden meaning behind my title. What I wrote is true. Lately I've had an overwhelming love for my daughters and a sense of peace and contentment for where I am in my life...motherhood.
This morning I called my friend Gina and told her, "I have something to tell you that may shock you. (pause for effect) I love being a mother!" Now the reason I called her and told her this is because I have on numerous occasions (sometimes daily) called Gina or other moms for help, to seek prayer or just vent about my children. Today I remembered the Bible verses that teach us to share the joys as well as the sorrows of life (if I stop to look up the verses, I'll never finish this post). Anyway, I called Gina to share my joys: Amber & Autumn.
Now there is nothing new about my girls that gave me an overwhelming sense of love for them. In fact, it's been a crazy week. (Remember my recent post One of those days?) But I still feel very joyful about motherhood. And I am still writing this post after discovering a few minutes ago that Autumn had written in ball-point pen all over all the couch cushions...our couch that we paid full price for and bought brand new two years ago...our couch that still looked like new until a few minutes ago...our couch that (oh, sorry, back to my story about loving motherhood).
So I've been loving on my kids more and just plain enjoying them and reveling in this feeling because I know it will fade, as all feelings do. But when the feeling fades, I'll look back on this story and smile. I'll keep loving my girls regardless of how I feel. And I will share both the frustrations and joys with you along the way.