Mother’s Day was such a lovely day. The weather was beautiful and I got the spend the entire day with Kev and Rowan. We went to church, then out to Brunch in Troy and then spent some time walking around Washington Park.
I don’t use this blog very often as a platform to share my beliefs (and will continue to keep it that way), but I couldn’t help but reflect on being a mother as we sat in church on Sunday. Being a Mom has completely changed who I am. Not in a bad way of course, I am still myself in every aspect but it has changed me from the inside out. I feel like becoming a parent is God’s way of giving us a small glimpse of understanding to the magnitude of love he has for us. He has humbled me in so many ways over this past 20 months and his grace has become even more evident. I read a book a while back about marriage and it stated… “what if God created marriage to make us holy instead of happy?” I kind of feel the same way about parenthood. I am far, far from perfect but I feel like everyday God is working in me and refining me to be more like him. I am trying to grow as a mother every day. To be more patient, more loving, more forgiving, and more giving. Becoming a parent also brings a lot of fear. Fear for the things you can’t control in your kids life (health, future, etc…). It gives me such comfort knowing that God has a plan mapped out for Rowan. That she was molded and created by him and that his plan will always be greater than mine. Being a Mom is one of the hardest jobs I have ever had. It is nonstop from the time you wake up, to the time you go to bed. There are no days off but it has been the greatest blessing I have ever experienced.
Rowan you have my whole heart. I could not be more proud to be called your Mom.
p.s. I am totally in love with this pretty dress and these wedges are by far the most comfortable, easy to walk in wedges I own.