Literary Quote

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Trials of Motherhood


I have received many blessings since becoming a mother. Like, even though I feel like fainting when I see my children's blood, I realize that I'm the only one who can help so the Lord helps me to stay on my feet and clean wounds. Or I have almost mastered the art of pretending like I'm listening to sweet unimportant chatter while I'm really doing something else. Or, take last night, for instance. Before being a mother, seeing someone throw up would instantly trigger my gag reflex and I would be in danger of throwing up myself. But last night, as Eira, my one year old, proceeded to throw up on my lap, my neck, my arms and my hair my only thought was of her. It didn't bother me that I had to change three times or that before each change I had to sit in sweet Eira's recently upchucked dinner for approximately a half hour. My point is, before you have to stifle your own gag reflex, is that I am truly blessed in the motherhood arena. I have wonderful children and the Lord has blessed me with great tools. Now, I'm off to have some lunch:)

3 comments:

jessi said...

Ah, sitting in upchuck. Now that's a wonderful thought!!! I can't believe you didn't hurl! You earn the "Mom of the year award"!!

Shellee said...

Isn't the Lord nice enough that when we become mothers, not only can we handle the labor it takes to get these wonderful creatures here, but you get a strong stomach, a little more patience and a lot more understanding!
Moms are awesome. Congratulations.

nature women said...

You DO get the Mom award! I'm gaging as I type...I know, I know, I took care of it too when you all were little but now gag, gag, gag. You girls are a wonder to me as I watch you take the time to raise your children loving the Lord and loving their family.....sniff, sniff...:-)