'Tis Friday and the challenge of five minute writing. Write for five minutes. No editing. Post it at Five Minute Friday Check out the post linked before yours and be sure to leave a word of encouragement behind. The word for today is GRATEFUL. Ready! Set! Go!
As Mothers Day is almost here, there's one thing I am so grateful that I did throughout the years - stayed home with my children. What a blessing it has been to get to know them on so many levels as I've watched them grow from newborns who snuggle while nursing to young adults starting their own families.
Having that time with them has been so valuable in relationship building and brought with it knowledge about parenting that only comes with experience.
Having that time with them has taught me a lot more about God’s character as well as it has more clearly defined His love, faithfulness, forgiveness, mercy, and grace.
Having that time with them has revealed much more about my own character that is perhaps the most humbling part. How prideful we can be in our mothering *thinking* we are doing what is right and loving, yet realizing much later that perhaps some choices we made can do more harm than good.
How grateful I am that God’s grace is sufficient through the good, the bad, and the ugly throughout the journey of motherhood which incidentally does not end once they leave home. Once a mother, always a mother!