Motherhood Chronicles from Year Three

I am still a rookie in the parenting game but I am definitely not the same person that I was three years ago. You can check out last year’s motherhood reflections here.

What Motherhood has Taught Me

Becoming a mother was the best thing that has ever happened to me. I’ve learned more about myself in the last three years and what I learned required me to make some changes.


Year Three

Salvation

I now understand why my mama would call on Jesus! I’m glad that He is an ever present help. Madison’s first example of the love of Christ is ME (and her father). This is a huge responsibility but I thank God for grace and guidance daily.

Surrender

I can be a “know-it-all” at times but motherhood has brought a sister to her knees, literally. I don’t know it all and I find myself waving my white flag often but that’s ok because my Heavenly Father is omniscient.

Sacrifices

I truly appreciate the sacrifices that my mom made for my sisters and I.  I recently experienced an exercise in sacrifice this past weekend when I had to pull myself together after a minor oral surgery to take Madison to dance class. She LOVES to dance. I have to help nurture her gifts. I was in mild pain, dealing with allergies, and just flat out tired but she comes first. She also has a recital in a month and I can’t have my child on stage ill-prepared.

Silence

I used to thrive off of running here and there but now I can sit in a corner all-by-myself and be content. I don’t get those moments often so I take full advantage of them when I am fortunate to experience them.

Success

Success to me at this stage is a day with no meltdowns at home or daycare, no potty accidents at home or daycare, and a one attempt per day at eating a new fruit or vegetable. Mommies with picky eaters will understand!

I want to wish everyone mothering children a Happy Mother’s Day! We are all experiencing different things on our journey but we can all say that we are becoming wiser, stronger, and more resilient every day.