Laundry piled up everywhere, dirty dishes overfilling the sink, Lego blocks poking perfectly in the center of my FOOT, kids fighting over whatever the other kid has….and those are the everyday things. Then there’s the back talking, the pouting when they don’t get their way, the uninterrupted phone conversation I’ve NEVER had….along with the unattended bathroom trip I’ve NEVER experienced. Cleaning the house with the kids home is like brushing my teeth while eating Oreos (ever heard that one? Every mom can relate!)
Oh and when I get up early to have a little bit of quiet time, make my coffee….pull out my journal or blog….sit down and hear MOMMMMMMM! (My 2 youngest seriously JUST walked in and said something to me as soon as I typed that…and my older child who is out of the home text me! Lol)
Anyway….where was I? Oh yes…motherhood. Did I mention that I’m a stay at home mom who homeschools? Yeah….so this is ALL day EVERYday! And in the midst of this chaos…can you believe I have never once said…”I Hate Being A Mom”. Nope…never….those words have never uttered my lips or even my thoughts. It was actually hard for me to write that title.
All the reasons one may think they hate about being a mom are some of the reasons why I LOVE Being a Mom. Here’s why…
If I have laundry piled up….my kids have clothes on their backs! If I have dirty dishes…my kids have food in their stomachs. If I’m stepping on painful little plastic indestructible things…my kids have some nicely made toys to play with. When my kids are fighting, back talking, or pouting…I get to take those opportunities and turn them into life lessons.
I would LOVE to be able to talk on the phone or go to the bathroom by myself…but that could mean my kids aren’t even around…and I wouldn’t want that. If my house still looks messy even after I’ve cleaned it….at least I know it’s a happy home…a fun home…and a lived in home where my kids get to be kids. Pressure is off to keep everything perfect.
And that sweet sound in the morning (my kids calling for me from the bedroom or my older daughter calling from her home) would be dearly missed if it went silent for any reason at all.
I’m thankful for being a mom. I’m blessed to be counted worthy enough to raise my children up along side my husband in the way the Lord desires. We get to pray for our kids and ask the Lord to show us the plans He has for them and then impart that into their lives. As a mom, I have the opportunity and privilege of directing them in the way they should go and encouraging them that they CAN do all that God has called them to do. I get to let them know that they have ALL that they will ever need because they have Christ in them, the Holy Spirit guiding them, and God who loves them so much He planned it out before they were even born.
I LOVE BEING A MOM!
“Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
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