1.28.2014

On Motherhood

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I adore being a Mom. Being Collin and Emma's Mommy. It's truly the best! I was talking with Robert the other day about how much I enjoy being a Mom. Sure, I reach my limit some days and have to put myself in time out. Or, I reach my limit and need a break, outside of the house, to refuel. But, even on those days, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a Mom, their Mom.

I have never done anything that has required absolutely everything in me...and then more, all the time. Some days can be tough, really tough. But at the end of the day, no matter how trying and tiring it was, my heart is overflowing as I look in on them sleeping peacefully. 

I have never known such deep, unending love until I became a Mom. This love that I get to experience as a Mom reminds me of how much the Lord loves me...and then more! Sometimes it leaves me speechless and in tears...at my love for my kids and the realization of His love for me.

I have never felt so inadequate or ill-equipped until I became a Mom. I'm learning right alongside my children. But He is so gracious and has surrounded me with incredible examples and encouragement as I walk this journey through motherhood.

I feel so honored to have the opportunity to stay home with our kiddos every day. Sure, there are sacrifices that have to made for that to happen. And there are days that can feel lonely and isolating. But those days are not the norm and the sacrifices are hardly noticed. I am so grateful to stay home with them.

I love being a Mom. I love being Collin and Emma's Mommy. May I never take my days with them for granted.

11 comments:

  1. So sweet and encouraging. I always tell people if you need to humble yourself, become a mom. It isn't easy for sure but you're right feeling the deep love is something that I never knew before my children. Have a great day!!

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  2. Thank you for the reminder! I feel like I will need to come back and read this in a few months!

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  3. You're a great mama to those lil cutie pies! I can't wait to be mommy one day :)

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    1. Thank you! You're going to be the best mommy someday!

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  4. I love this! And I know they love having you as their mom! :)

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  5. This is such a sweet post Kristal! I love the relationship I have with my mom & can't wait to hopefully share these same feelings with kids of my own.

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  6. LOVE this post! Collin and Emma are so lucky to have you as their mommy!

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