The days before being a Mother are way back in my memory some even forgotten. As my children are growing quickly, just like the wise mom’s I always encounter in the store while my children are misbehaving, tell me. Motherhood is not as easy as it appears when you pass a mom with a newborn or toddler sleeping soundly in her arms or in the stroller passing by. I want to enjoy each and every moment, even the moments that are really hard and I feel I can’t do this anymore. I want my children to know how much they are loved and never feel as they are a burden. So how can I provide that security for them.
To really love Motherhood is the way. To enjoy the moments of not just being a mom but also their rescuer, nurse, chef, teacher, and every other role that comes along with motherhood. All those roles we didn’t even consider would come in to play. Like a baby whisperer in the middle of the night.
So how do we really love Motherhood. I do not have all the answers. I am not a professional. I am a real mother and this is how I have really loved motherhood. First and foremost to love God first. He created me and my children and has empowered me with all the qualities that my children need in me. I seek wisdom from him. I pray to him for support and strength to carry on. I thank him for my role as a mother and my children true gifts from God. Being a mother is truly a ministry. Some of the roles as a mother did not come naturally. My love for them is no mistake. God has given me tools necessary to meet their needs. As I watch them grow, learn, and even make mistakes my love grows unbelievable deeper as my love for motherhood too.
Make eye contact with your children when they want to talk. What may seem small to you may be the biggest thing in their little mind that moment. Stop and take time to play with them and connect with their interests. Read them a story but ask questions and engage them in the story. Learn what calms them down during a tantrum to help the entire situation. Talk and discipline in love. Remember often their sweet tiny little bodies when they born. The miracle of life. Let the dishes pile up and have a picnic or have a dance party. Encourage them often and ask them to show you their favorite toys in their room. Give lots of hugs and kisses! Each mother and their child are unique from each other. But we can all enjoy every single moment no matter the situation. The awesome moments and the not so glamorous moments. The long sleepless nights and the days so short you can’t complete a task.
We can choose to Thank God every day for each moment he has given us a Mother. Enjoy or calling and train our children up in the word of God.
Be bold and fearless and loving.
I was never willing to give my someone my last peanut butter cup. I was never willing to just drive around to look at the cows and the horses in the pastures. I was never willing to listen to the same song over and over an hour in the car. I never found army guys or little pet shops in my dryer. I never was able to heal someone with a giant hug and I was never told you Rule.
Until I became a Mother.
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