Above Rubies posted the following on Facebook this past week:
Which got me to thinking.... do I really love Motherhood??
I Love my kids and would do anything for them! I want them to be the best that they can be for God, so he can use them! I want them to succeed in life. I feel sad when they are sad or are hurting. I laugh when they laugh and rejoice when they are happy........... but do I really love motherhood?
Motherhood for me does not come natural. It is something I struggle with. I hate doing dishes and keeping a clean house isn't on my top 'like' list either. I often don't show patience when dealing with the kids. I loose my temper too often. I find it hard to spend time with the kids, doing kids things. I don't go outside in the winter to build snowmen, or go sledding with them (thankfully, their Dad loves to do that with them!) I don't enjoy reading stories to them. And I don't like the headaches I get from all the noise! -Somedays, I find it hard to have a joyful attitude in my journey of motherhood!
However, with all that said, I really do love motherhood!
I love holding my sleeping baby girl. I love listening to their giggles. I love the sound of them playing together. I love to bake and cook, and watch them eat. I love doing the laundry. I love Sundays and the busyness as everyone gets ready for church. I love to spend the day outside with them in the summer. I love it when they give me a hug and say "I Love You Mom"! I love watching them help and play with their dad (wanting to be just like him when they grow up!) I love the funny things they say. I love that I am able to stay at home with them. I love watching them when something I'm teaching 'clicks' and they finally 'get it'! I love the talks I have with my oldest daughter. I love it when we cook and clean together. I love it when we sing together. I love tucking them into bed at night.
This week and in the future, I am going to embrace motherhood with joy and thanksgiving in my heart!
I am so thankful that God has given me the blessing of being a 'Mom' to three ornery, but very precious kids!
What about you......do you LOVE motherhood????