It is easy for me to assume that those of you actually reading this blog know a good chunk about me (in my head I like to imagine I’m writing to the masses, but I know realistically that this blog isn’t there yet, but I can dream and work and hope). If not a good chunk, you most likely already know I’m a Mom.
If not…now you do!
Motherhood always scared me to death. Enough so that it took quite a few years after we were married to even come to grips with the idea. After being married for 7 years, God worked on my heart enough that I was willing to say, “Okay, we’ll have one and see how it goes from there.”
And man each day since then it has been a roller coaster. There are days where I’m not sure who talked me into even standing in the line for this particular ride and other days where the loops are exhilarating and fun.
But I’m starting to learn something. I always thought Motherhood was just for the kids benefit, and it largely is. Mothers play such a vital role in teaching, training, and nurturing their children. But I’m learning that motherhood is also there for the moms.
I’m getting a crash course in patience every day.
I’m learning how to adapt to various situations.
I’m learning that everything I do matters.
So even on the days when I’m not sure why I keep getting back in line for this roller coaster, I know that there’s something I can learn. Something I can help him learn. Something that can be done. Remembering that isn’t always easy, but maybe I can start remembering it more.
Even when he throws his cars in church.
During church today (also known as the toddler wrestling match) the gentleman behind us leaned forward and said (in what he thought was his quiet voice), “I’m 87 years old, so I know a special and good boy when I see one, and that there is a special boy.” And my Momma heart would have swelled with pride had Darrow not chosen that exact moment to chuck his toy car into the wall and bouncing to the next pew. But, even then, I still am grateful for this whirlwind boy of ours. Family truly is what this life is all about. #darrowmadsen #family #mypinstrositylife #familyiseverything