Being a mother takes so much. Patience, Love, Forgiveness, Humor, Energy, Humility, Gentleness, Control. This all comes with motherhood. It is a learned trait that is not easily grasped. I’d say it took me a little over 2 years. Although I am not 100% and will never be 100% of a perfect mother - I have learned so much. I have been made and molded into what kind of mother God wants me to be. I have learned to control my temper when I have a screaming 2 ½ year old throwing his applesauce across the room. I have learned to teach and discipline with kindness and love instead of frustration. This makes for an easier journey – and a heck of a lot more fun.
I can say now that I am 100% ready for baby # 2.
Of course there is the fear of time management, “love” management. How do we have another one – a tiny infant that will take up so much time and energy and still show Denver that he is loved just as much – more and more everyday? – I think that is a learned trait too and will come with time. A few pictures of the good, the bad and the ugly of motherhood in my life….
I leave you with this.
The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfullness, gentleness and self-control.