A Lesson Learned: Motherhood

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

This is one of my favorite quotes on motherhood because it so accurately portrays the feeling inside of me. There are days when my heart literally hurts just because one of my children are hurt or sick. And I can’t even imagine what I will feel once a girl breaks the heart of one of my boys!

Not only does it resonate with me, but having this understanding also makes me appreciate my mom even more. With 5 children, she had 5 times the heartache when we were hurting! Not only that, but she survived the unthinkable…losing one of her children, my oldest brother Brian. She is an amazing woman of God and I am so very blessed to have her in my life…as my mom, as my example, as my friend!

I’ve learned so much from being a mother to my two precious blessings!

Becoming a mother has taught me…
To be more patient.
To love more deeply.
To cherish the tiny hands wrapped around my neck.
To depend on God each and every day.
To take time for relationships.
To be less judgemental.
To be less selfish (though I’m still working on this).
To look for the good in every situation.
To hold on tightly to these tender years!

Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy the precious blessings in your life!

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