Tuesday, March 16, 2010
If I wasn't a mother
Becoming a parent takes the selfishness right out of you. I have to attribute much of my personal growth to having children. God calls them "blessings," yet so many times I believed the opinions that they "hold us back" and "tie us down." If I wasn't a mother, it might have taken me a lot longer to learn what is most important in life.
I would not have grasped what selfless, unconditional love means. I would not have this sense of humor to laugh when everything seems to go wrong; flexibility when someone else's needs trump my own plans; and patience when I can't control my circumstances.
I'm still figuring out what kind of mother I should be, but I already know that God is using my children for my own good. And we all thought it was just about teaching them ;-)
Parenting is the best kind of education for the whole family.