I got this wonderful poem from Jennie's mom, Willie.
It really made me wonder, "what has being a mom done to me?"
I think of myself pre-mom and realize I am such a different person than I could ever have been if I didn't have children. Not that having children is 100percent fun and games, sunshine and flowers! It's challenging to your nervous system, it's overwhelming, it's heartwrenching, it's loving in a way you never knew you could! It's your heart breaking many times. It's not being able to think about anything but the welfare of your kids! It's wondering if you're doing anything right. It's not being able to sleep! Not having things on account of the fact that all your extra cash goes to them! It's spending every night of the week going to soccer, or choir, or cheer or plays or picking them up or dropping them off or taking them to the dr. or dentist or orthodontist!!! It's trying to outguess what they would like for a birthday present. It's hoping they can work things out with their friends. It's being called by the school about something that happened that day! It's watching with awe, their personalities emerge. It's discovering their talents. It's watching them sleep and feeling that once again all is well (you especially enjoy this when they're teenagers) It's praying every night that they'll come home safe. It's seeing them off to college and watching them get married. It's knowing they won't be sleeping in that empty bedroom anymore. It's wishing you could have another chance to show them they are the most important thing to you and you wouldn't change a thing about the choice you made to have them! And then, It's watching them become parents, and loving their little ones. Motherhood has helped me see far beyond myself. Thankfully! The Lord came up with an amazing plan when he created mothers. He knew we could do it and would be great at it. He also knew it would make us be the best we could be. (If we let it!) I'm grateful for every moment I've had with my children and plan on many, many wonderful moments to come.
Here's the last few lines of the poem:
"Before I was a Mom,
I had never known the warmth,
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom."
To all Mother's HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.