Being a mother isn't something that someone can tell you how it will be and you’ll get it. It’s nothing like you expect it will be, it’s so much more in every sense---better in some ways and harder in other ways.
A quote for me that sums up motherhood pretty well is this:
“Being a mother is learning about the strength you didn’t know you had and dealing with the fears you didn’t know existed.”
Looking back over the last four years I can easily agree with this quote. I am so much stronger than I ever thought possible (hello childbirth!). The bond with my husband has grown so much stronger, seeing a man loving on his daughters is the best. Motherhood, parenting in general really, does bring with it fears---fears something will happen, fears we're doing something wrong, fears that you aren't able to give them what they need or protect them from every element. I'm learning this is just a part of the deal---we do what we can and pray it's enough.
This journey has a lot more in store for me and my family. I look forward to all of the moments to come.
Here is my little FOUR year old yesterday at her party! Birthday details to come tomorrow…