Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Motherhood Has Taught Me Gratitude

Motherhood can be a thankless job; sleepless nights, endless messes, ear splitting noise, constantly filled calendars, and drained checkbooks.  When you lay it out like this, who would ever want children?

But truthfully, motherhood has been the biggest blessing of my life.  The list above pales in comparison to the countless ways my four children have enriched my life, caused me to grow, challenged my mind, made me laugh and drawn me closer to my husband.

Watching them mature into intelligent, thoughtful, passionate young adults is probably the best time of all.  Although I must admit I miss feeling a chubby, warm little hand in mine; or a little body curled up to me while reading a favorite story.

I know the road of motherhood is filled with difficulties, challenges and worries.  But I am here to tell you to be strong, stay the course, be the best parent you can be, invest in your child and his/her future, and make the time to revel in the simple joys of parenthood.  If you do this, you and your family's future will be the richer for it.  And remember to always count your blessings.
S.P.L.A.S.H. Parenting Principles

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