I am allll about the mom life. So much that my license plate says mom life. I don’t think I can even sum up motherhood. It’s crazy, beautiful, tiring, and yet rewarding all at once. Us moms all talk about how we can’t wait for bedtime, but instead of going to bed yourself, you catch your self looking at pictures of the kids that you took earlier in the day.
All my life all I wanted to be was a mom. I didn’t go to college, nor do I ever plan to (unless God tells me to). I have always known that my calling was to be at home with my kids and serving my family. Call me old fashion if you want, but it’s the truth.
Jadyn will be three in a little over a month. (gosh let me soak in this for a second, my blue-eyed baby boy will be three! THREE! where did the time go?!) Motherhood has made me a better person and has taught me so much about myself. Some of it good, and some not so good.
Motherhood has taught me what unconditional love really means. I think of God sending his only son on the cross to die for the mistakes of others. I don’t know about you but I don’t think I could send my son to die for the silly mistakes of others. Jadyn and Colin make so many mistakes (like they constantly play with things they shouldn’t after I have told them ten times not to!) but, like God’s love for his children, is the love I have for my boys. No matter how many things they do wrong, my love for them only grows and no matter what they do or how crazy they drive me, I love them.
Being a mom has taught me how important it is for me to remember that I am leading the next generation. I never grew up with boys around, so it’s a big adjustment for me. But my job is not to raise boys, but men. Men who will one day live unashamed about the gospel, and who will lead their generation to Christ. Men who will be bold and courageous!
Being a mom has taught me that my kids are watching every. single. move. I make. It is so important for me to watch what I say and most importantly watch what I do. My actions need to speak louder than words. My boys need to see me walk in humility, love, and kindness always. Even in Houston traffic.
Being a mom has taught me that we can never have too many cars, trucks, balls, band-aids and most importantly hugs and kisses. I leave the playing rough part up to dad. I smother the boys in kisses and hugs and, most of the time they actually tell me ‘no mama’ but I’m going to keep doing it anyway. In a world filled with so much hate, I want them to know that I will always love them and am their number one cheerleader.
Photos by Ailee Petrovic
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