The Mommy Identity
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Mommy. This word has suddenly taken on a new identity with me. Before our 2nd baby came being a Mommy was all things pink and purple and hair-bows and dollies.
And keeping our little girlie out of the loft, off the top of the couch, the top of the table - off the top of everything in the house and in her sight. ;) It was having a tea party for the first time and cuddling with a book before nap-time.
And it's still all that. It's also triple the diapers, double the baths, extra cuddle time and laundry on the couch.
It's deciding which munchkin to comfort first when they're both crying. All you Mommies out there know all about it.
But it's so much more. It's being needed. It's my husband and I being the center of life for 2 little people. It's little sacrifices every day to keep their life normal and happy.
It's the overwhelming, but God-given task of beginning to point 2 little souls to Jesus.
In short, it's being to our little ones what Jesus wants to be to me. Everything.
How much I can learn from my little kids before they're even two! To run to Jesus with every happy thing, every hurt, every need. To be confident that He can take care of it for me. To learn that I don't have to worry, only ask Him to help me.
Everything we're trying to train into our little children is what God, in some way or another, is longing for us to learn in relationship to Him.
So Mommies, there is glory in Mommyhood. We have the amazing responsibility of showing our little ones what Jesus is to us, what He can be to them.
There is a joy in the sacrifices, the meals that get cold, the speedy showers, the late night feedings, the extra laundry, the tiredness.
There is so much joy in the hugs, cuddles, kisses and new discoveries. Let's embrace our identity of being Mommy. It's a beautiful, beautiful gift.
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I am on a journey to know Jesus better, and be the wife, mommy and friend that God created me to be, all within the walls of my own little home. <3