In two days, my oldest daughter will turn 10 years old. Which means that I will have been a Mama for 10 years as well. What a wonderful ride it has been so far. A wonderful and did I mention, completely exhausting ride. The kind of ride that bounces you along, swings you hard left, swings you hard right, makes you cry like a baby, makes you raise your hand because you are ready to get off the ride and can’t take it anymore, and then gradually the ride comes to a stop. Only….you know what, the ride was so amazing an unexpected that you would go stand in line again so you can do it all over again.
That is motherhood.
There are no two ways about it. Being a mother is very hard work. I think that’s okay though. Would we appreciate it and love it as much if it were easy? It’s the hard things in life that strive us to be more and do better. When I think of motherhood, I think of this verse: