Motherhood is not at all what I expected.
I knew that diapers and spit up came with the territory but until your child has projectile vomited on you, you just don’t get unconditional love.
I knew that a child typically smiles around 6 weeks and that laughter comes shortly thereafter but until I heard my son laugh and then my daughter, I couldn’t comprehend the indescribable joy of hearing my children laugh.
I knew that there were terrible two’s but the term threenager would have eluded me prior to my son taking his 3’s by storm.
I knew that raising children would be challenging and that I’d have days when a shower would be a difficult task but I didn’t expect to be so so so tired all the time.
I knew that children are very inquisitive and that there would be days when “why” would be my child’s favorite word but I never imagined the joy and wonder that would come when one of my son’s why questions would turn into our first chat about faith.
My adventure with raising children has yielded more of the unexpected than what I was prepared for but I am so thankful for the unexpected. It has brought joy and tears but mostly wonder that God would entrust me with this gift of mothering my children.
It is much more than I ever could have hoped for or expected.
This post is part of a 31 day movement. You can learn more about it here but the gist of it is that I take 5 minutes to write on a one word prompt that is provided following a theme that I have chosen. My theme is The Mom Life. So every post will center around my life and experiences as a mom and what comes to mind when I think about the prompt given. Hope you enjoy following my writing journey as much as I will love crafting the words.