Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Motherhood

John 16:21: "Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world."




What an absolute joy Aubrey has been. She is growing up so fast. I cannot believe that she will be 3 in exactly one month!! Where does time go??? She is saying the funniest things, the sweetest things, and just the most off the wall things. She is a smart cookie too. I have learned so much in parenting her. As hard as things can be, as trying as it is and as tough as some days are, just her smile melts my heart. Her hug and kiss. Hearing her say I love you... It makes every single second is worth it.

Now being pregnant again I can only wonder what challenges I am going to face. How am I going to handle a newborn and Aubrey on little sleep? Will this little sleep as well as Aubrey did? Am I going to have trouble nursing a second time around?What if this little one has colic? I have come to realize that none of that is going to matter when the baby comes, it's going to bring such great joy to our family that all of those worries will disappear when I get to see him/her.

In being a parent I have learned so much about God's love. He loves me through it all. No matter how many times I fail, He loves me. He is always there with open arms. What a great feeling that is. To have a God that is so big and so great and loves me so much, that there is nothing that can keep me from Him.