March 3, 2013
I had the privilege to play mom this week! My mom went out of town so I got to stay with my niece Desiree for 4 days. And I have to say that I commend all you mothers out there just for being a mom! I never realized how much time and attention you have to put into a child. Sometimes I wonder if motherhood is for me. I am so selfish with my alone time. And I did not get much of it this week.
The one day that I thought I was going to get to spend a little longer with God, she woke up early and came sleepily walking in the room… ready to play.
I had a hard time with the temper tantrums. I had a hard time with her thinking she was going to get everything she asked for. And I hated having to repeat myself 5 times to get her to do something.
But it was the sweet times like when we fell asleep on the couch watching Sponge Bob after we had our little party. And when she wakes up and doesn’t want to get out of bed and hides under the blankets all cute like. And when she takes the phone and takes 15 pictures of herself and records her songs as she makes them up. And when she snuck in my room this morning and said I wasn’t a good mom and she was going to teach me how to be a mom for when I had my own kids. Those are the sweet times that make me forget all the trouble she was the rest of the time.
I guess that is the joy of parenting. All the little things they do to make you smile and love them even more. And the love they give in return. I always loved catering to people. I have the spiritual gift of serving. And I guess that comes in handy when you have children because they need to be catered to.
So when I teeter on the thought of having children one day, I usually always win out with a big YES!
“Children are a gift from the Lord. The children born to us are our special reward.” (Psalm 127:3 NLT)