In the spirit of Mothers Day let’s talk about mothers. Motherhood isn’t always represented in the most positive light. While there are challenging days and moments being a mother is the most amazing and important thing I have ever done. I believe in motherhood with all that I am. I have two small children and am constantly learning from them. Maybe you are thinking, “What can I be doing now to prepare for motherhood?” If you aren’t maybe you should. I don’t have all the answers but here are some tips for how you can prepare yourself for that sacred role.
-Work on patience. If the smallest thing sets you off, take time to work on it. Kids do unexpected things all the time and patience can and does make all the difference.
-Pray. You need prayer now and you will need it later. Get into the habit of seeking the Lords help. I have had so many experiences where the Lord has helped me with parenting. He knows my children better than me so I pray for help daily.
-Babysit. This is a great way to get hands on experience watching, helping and playing with children. Learn how to change a diaper, sooth a baby, feed kids, etc.
-Honor thy mother. Most likely she has a lot on her plate. Her rules should be respected even if they aren’t always understood. Give her the respect she deserves…and a hug ☺
-Get along with your siblings. Work on patience and respect with the people in your own home before having your own family.
-Learn skills like cooking, cleaning, creativity. Is it necessary to always have a clean house, great meals on the table and homemade Halloween costumes? No! However, having the basic knowledge of how to make something to eat, keep a room clean and do fun things will help you.
-Understand your worth. Motherhood is noble. Own it. Don’t let others make you feel strange about wanting to be a mother. It is what life is for, (right place and time though ☺).
Motherhood has stretched me in ways I didn’t know were possible. It has taught me about selflessness, humility and gratitude. Also, the peanut butter kisses are better than any paycheck I have ever received, seriously.
This Mothers Day reach out to your mother or a mother that has had a real impact on your life and tell her how much she means to you. It will go a long way for her, I promise.