TRUE: You are never fully “ready” for parenthood. Its one of those things you kind of wait and let God bring you to, because He knows best. But you can definitely tell the time is near when your heart is truly open (becoming open) to sacrifice.
Marriage before kids is morally/Biblically “right”/wise for a reason, it teaches us and prepares us for so much without our knowing. God is pretty clever that way
My husband has taught me and prepared me for motherhood in ways I didnt know until I held my daughter in my arms for the first time; and still each time I hold her I discover something new that loving him has taught me.
A very great part of why I will be able to effectively rear an intelligent woman of God is because I loved her daddy first in a way that only God’s Covenant could allow.
When I look at my daughter I see what God allowed my husband and me to create out of one of the most powerful and binding forms of love that exist today (the covenant held 3 stranded love that exist between man, woman, and God) and my patience grows stronger, my spirit more humble, and my love for my family becomes even more limitless.
Each time I see our daughter I get to see our love come to life all over again; Im reminded why children are a gift from God, how not to take my marriage or my husband for granted.
I want to live and soak up every moment Im given to share as a wife and mother in such a way that shows God that I am grateful. He has given me a sacrificial spirit and heart, one that I never thought I could have.
He taught me what Love is and as a result I can effectivly be (I own a set of skills I didnt know I had) something I never thought I would be ready for, something I have been unknowingly training for for the past 5/(3) years of my life, a mother to my child(ren).
I hold her and I cry.
Im linked for life to a life created out of pure, unconditional, & selfless love. I will never take the role of being a Mommy for granted:)
fLhW .. 2012©