This girl. She's forever the one that made me a mom. I don't say this often, but being a mom is not for the faint of heart, maybe that's why growing up I used to tell MY mom that I never wanted kids. So thankful I changed my mind since then. I've learned so much: hidden fears I never knew existed inside of me I daily need to give to God, how to survive a slammed work week with next to zero sleep (then repeat), what true humility means, how to do another girl's hair, putting my task list down so I can twirl & belt "Let It Go" for the umpteenth time, how to keep my cool, how to hide a smile when disciplining a hilariously sassy toddler, how my post-baby body will never truly be the same (and that's ok), how even the youngest ones can proclaim the Truth of God, & that being a mom is truly a gift not all women are afforded. Yes, being a mom is hard, but it's a wonderful and precious gift I pray to never take for granted. So here I am, sitting in the tension of conflicting emotions- complete JOY that I get to be Laney's mom & GRIEF alongside the women who have never been a mom or no longer have their child with them on earth. ••
I see you.
You are full of worth.