How I feel about being a mom!! Wow, almost too emotional for me to try to explain. I will try to keep it less than a novel!! At times I feel unworthy of the vocation the Lord has called me to. And yes, I believe it is a calling. I understand a woman can bare a child and have no motherly feelings toward that child. I don't believe this is what God intended. I believe we see this as a result of sin. Looking back at Genesis 33:5b when Esau asks Jacob who are these people with you, and he responds, the children which God hath graciously given thy servant. He realized they were a gift, and that it was only because God was gracious toward him did he have them. It is heart breaking to me when children are seen as a burden. Yes, it is emotionally and physically exhausting to be a mother. I read it is the choice to have your heart live outside of your body for the rest of your life. James tells us that every good and perfect gift is from above. He gives them to us.

  I think the biggest thing mothers overlook is that you are shaping this child to be what he or she will be for the rest of there life. And to try to be any kind of mother without the Lord is just foolish. At first who in their right mind could do it alone. Psalms 127:1 Except the Lord build the house they labour in vain that build it. I sure don't want to invest all of this for naught. Every word you speak, every action you take is being recorded in that precious head to be played over and over as that child grows.

   I love being a mom!! I wouldn't trade the years of clothes with spit up, or the countless hours rocking and singing and reading. I don't regret one story time, one trip to the zoo. I wouldn't trade finger prints on everything. I don't want the hours back sitting in a gym or riding in a car. The hours of piano/violin lessons. The worst thing about being a mom is working yourself out of a job. Yes I will always be there mother, but my role is changing before my eyes. It is coming to the time when Calvin and I are letting go of the arrow, we have set its course, we have aimed it in the way it should go, it is up to them to land on target.

Being a mom is like no other feeling in the world. From the moment they lay that precious bundle into your arms, til the Lord takes you home your life is forever changed. I am sometimes awed that God allowed me to have five blessings. I have family and I know friends who struggled to have one or never at all. I don't understand why God saw fit for me to be entrusted with them. But one thing is for sure, I don't take it lightly and with Him as my help I pray that I raise five amazing adults who will set this world on fire.


01/02/2014 11:48am

Beautiful Michelle!! You are a fabulous mom and it's all because you rely on the Master to direct your path and not yourself.

01/02/2014 8:30pm

I have never heard it put so well. You and your children have been truly blessed and you are a blessing to other people who have watched this family grow into such a testimony of what the love of God and For God can do.


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