“Don’t play yourself honey, I’d be a terrible mother.”
This is what I told my husband when we were engaged. Nathaniel just knew he was going to be a father & he looked forward to it. The problem there is that he was engaged to a woman who believed motherhood was not for her. I have nothing against kids, I just didn’t have any faith in my ability.
I prayed for God to change my heart & He did. I became a mother, very surprisingly, at 22 years old. You guys I was scurred, not scared, but straight scurred. I just really believed that I would fail. Be the mom who isn’t loving & nurturing. . . yell all the time. . . pretty much just fail.
God used motherhood to teach me something that has affected my whole life & that is, it was never about my own abilities or the lack thereof. Since becoming a mother I’ve been overwhelmed by the reality of God’s strength being made perfect in my weakness. His mercy allows me to move forward & His grace covers me along the way.
So even when I am a hot mess, even when I do suck, God comes through. As long as I trust Him, surrender my weaknesses to Him, & faithfully walk out the calling of motherhood, He is faithful. Now I feel like motherhood is my jam, like it is the very thing I was made for. I love my tribe & through grace + mercy I am doing the dang thang.
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