Lessons Learned from Motherhood
How many of you all had no idea how becoming a mother would impact you? Motherhood has been one of my biggest blessings, but also one of my biggest challenges. Motherhood is a ministry, where I believe God’s love is felt in a tangible way through our serving.
But what have I come to learn as a Mom, that has impacted me the most?
Take Care of You
We can not put our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being on hold. Motherhood causes some limitations, but don't stop working on yourself! If we are not diligent to find a way to care for ourselves it will ultimately have a negative effect on our children and family. I have been guilty of falling into this trap myself. But by God’s grace, I have come a long way and He continues to help me have better balance. Motherhood is not a pass to neglect our own growth and care. Loving others starts with loving yourself enough to take care of yourself, first.
Keep Community Close
Don’t go at this motherhood journey alone, all the time. God created us to share in each other's blessings and burdens. What you have another Mom needs and vice versa. It has been soo sweet to share this journey with other moms and watch our kids grow. We have swapped maternity clothes, tears, and God’s goodness. Find yourself a group of praying and loving mom’s and it will be a blessing to your soul.
Pursue Your Passion
Even if it seems small. Find something that you love and just do it. You may not be able to do it every week, but find at least one thing that you are passionate about and make time for it, as much as you can. Getting back to what you love will breathe fresh life into your daily routine. If you aren't sure what that "thing" is, don't be afraid to try something new.
All these things will make the responsibility of motherhood soo much sweeter!
A Special Mother's Day Prayer for Y-O-U!
Lord, continue to pour into every mother attributes of your character
Fill their cup to overflowing and let them know that no matter what they face they will make it through
Renew their strength for every task, whether big or small
Display through their daily love and sacrifice that you are almighty and forever faithful!