Motherhood. People say it all the time…becoming a parent changes you. I’m here to tell you the same thing. Motherhood has changed me. I’m not the wife I used to be, the friend, the employee, the daughter, or the sister I was before motherhood. I just didn’t know how much things would actually change, how much I would change, and how much I didn’t know….
I didn’t know how hard motherhood would be.
I didn’t know how rewarding motherhood would be.
I didn’t know how physically and mentally exhausting motherhood would be.
I didn’t know how full of love and joy motherhood would be.
I didn’t know how challenging motherhood would be.
I didn’t know how much motherhood would grow me in my faith.
I didn’t know motherhood would make me second guess everything I do.
I didn’t know how motherhood would change my friendships.
I didn’t know how beautiful motherhood would make this life of mine.
I didn’t know motherhood would change the way I love.
I didn’t know motherhood would be my calling.
As a mother, and a fairly new one at that, I find myself asking questions about raising our children every day that I don’t know the answers to. Going into this gig, I didn’t know just how much I didn’t know….and that’s okay! I am not the person I was three short years ago, and I’m guessing you aren’t either, we’re better. We do what we have to and we learn along the way. Thankfully, I am surrounded by some great moms that share their wisdom with me, and I hope to be that person for someone some day. For all the things I didn’t know, I do know that I am the mom God created me to be, and He has equipped me with all I need to be for my kids. No matter what, I can handle it.