This is one of my greatest desires, to fully embrace motherhood. Motherhood is the relationship between myself and my children. This quote really puts things in perspective for me, “Motherhood is NOT a hobby, it is a calling. It is NOT something to do if you can squeeze time in. It is what God gave you time for.” -Neil L. Anderson
The relationship with my children is a gift God has given me. I don’t want to take this lightly. Something that has really stuck out to me recently was when I met this couple for the first time. My friend introduced them to me as her homeschool cheerleaders. They explained to me that they had five children and had homeschooled them from the beginning. I said, ” Wow, no wonder your the cheerleaders!” The mother answered back and said, “I can’t take credit, we have really awesome kids. They are so much fun and we are really blessed.” I never realized until that moment how unoften I hear other mothers speak so highly of their children. I do not even know this woman but her comment had such a huge impact on me. It’s true that motherhood is a calling, but just like every good and perfect gift from from the Lord it is meant to be enjoyed, treasured, and celebrated.
My heart is overflowing as I write and think about these littles at my feet. I don’t want to just squeeze in the time anymore. Heck, I don’t even want a clock or calendar. I want the ones that call me Momma a gazillion times a day. I want them to hear me talk of the blessed Woman I am to be their momma to strangers we meet.
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