So thankful today for these four kiddos. They are growing up and becoming amazing little people. It is because of them that 99% of the time Mom is the first word I hear when I wake up each day. ;) Some days I wish I wouldn’t hear Mom so much but I am becoming all too aware of just how quickly the years fly by. I know that one day this noisy house will be all too quiet…so I’m choosing to consider it all joy…because it is.
Almost 10 years ago I brought my oldest home from the hospital. I can distinctly remember pulling up to our house and thinking to myself…What in the world have I done with my life? I remember being so anxious and scared. I thought I knew it all. It took about 30 seconds for me to realize that I didn’t know all that much. ;) Oh, what a learning experience motherhood has been. So many failures but by the grace of God some victories too. And HE has used them all to shape me into the mother that I am today.
I am so thankful that I do not walk this motherhood journey alone…
My mom is my hero…such an incredible example of what a wife and a mother should be. Such an example of what a woman of God should be. She is the best! And if that wasn’t enough 13 years ago the Lord blessed me with a mother in law that I love dearly. She is an amazing, godly mother who raised an amazing, godly son. She is a kindred spirit because some of our happiest moments in life are spent in a fabric store. ;)
The Lord has blessed me with so many dear mommy friends over the years and I am so thankful for each one of them. I am thankful for the ones that are ahead of me…always available to give encouragement and advice…hope that I will survive. ;) And I am thankful for the ones that are behind me. Holding their new babies reminds me to not wish a moment of it away because these long days turn into years that pass too quickly.
Motherhood is a gift…and what an amazing gift it is.
Happy Mother’s Day.
~jenn…proud mama of Jackson, Mackenzie, Tucker, and Luke. ;)