23 years ago, my son made me a mother, and just a couple of years later, along came his sister. Never in a million years did I think that this job that God gifted me with would be the best career move I ever made. Here I am – years later, and with 2 grown kids, I can honestly say that I have never been more blessed or more fulfilled in life — than that of being a mom.
For years, having a career was all I ever thought about doing. Until God put a desire in my heart to stay home and raise our kids. I am not going to lie to you. There were days that I begged to go out into the work force again. But now, looking back, I know that the decision we made for our family was the right one.
Watching my kids grow up into the fine young adults they are today has made my heart swell with pride. No — they are not perfect. They have made their share of mistakes — some so big that they could bring you to your knees. But those mistakes are the things that God has used to teach them about making wise and better choices.
I am so thankful that neither of them want to drink or party. They are more into serving God and doing what would honor and glorify Him. I think that has a lot to do with the praying and bringing up in the admonition of the Lord. We have prayed hard for these children — buckets of tears, nights of walking the floor and asking God to watch over them.
Even though there have been some ups and downs in raising them, I have to say that I would not trade any of it — not one little bit. Our family unit is stronger than ever because of it.
Motherhood is not easy. They tell you it is…but it is far from easy. When they say it takes a village to raise a child, they are right. Just make sure that you are at the forefront choosing which villagers help raise your child. This morning, while watching Pastor John Gray of Relentless Church, he stated that we are more worried about locking up and protecting our jewelry but let the world have the run of our kids.
Not me. Not this momma. I was and still am in their business all the time. Call me what you will, but what you won’t call me is a mom who sits by and lets the world lead and teach my children.
Today if you are worried about being a smothering mom, or an over worried mom, or even a new mom, I am here to tell you — be THAT MOM. Get in their face, check their social, make them give you passwords. Take your job as a mom serious so that you can raise well behaved, independent thinkers who thrive in a world of chaos.
Like I said before, being mom is one of the best gifts I have ever been given. I can only pray that I have passed this love down to my own kids.
What about you?