It’s the 3rd Thursday, so that means I am linking up with the other bloggers for Hearts at Home!
This month’s topic is “How has being a mother changed you?’
Where do I start?
(Me pregnant with Kenley)
As soon as I found out I was pregnant with Brayden, things changed. My point of view on things changed. I wanted to get our will done. I made sure I was taking my prenatal vitamins, drinking plenty of water, and had baby on the brain 24/7. I researched car seats, strollers, diapers, monitors, and read countless pregnancy/parenting books. I couldn’t watch the news/Dateline/any show about child abuse, missing children, etc. It was all so heartbreaking. My husband and I talked about the role that church would play in our lives, where we would want our kids to go to school, and I prayed to the Lord that he would give me the strength and the knowledge to raise Brayden (and his future siblings) the way He wanted us to.
It wasn’t until I was a mother that I realized just what it was I wanted for us as a family, and how hard I would have to work to make those things happen. I want my children to have me as a stay at home mom, and that doesn’t come without some sacrifices. I want my children to have better than I had it, but still know the value of hard work. I want to take family vacations, have make your own pizza nights, and have our own holiday traditions. But most importantly, I want them to know the Lord. I want them to trust Him with the decisions that they make, and I want to teach them about the power of prayer. I want them to know that they aren’t perfect but that God’s plan for them is, as is His timing.
You see, THOSE were the things I should have been worrying about the entire time I was pregnant. Luckily, I still have time! On a lighter note, I have also learned how to survive on less sleep than I was ever accustomed to, order coffee through the drive-thru with one eye open (ok that one might be exaggerated), how to get stains out of most anything, and most importantly, how to love like I never imagined I could.
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