The Joys of Motherhood


No-one ever warned me about how difficult it is to raise children.  It is one of the hardest things I have ever done but also the most rewarding.  But to be honest, it has not always been a joy.  There was a time when I hated motherhood and felt burdened by my responsibilities.  I was so bitter and resentful of my duties and circumstances that I was unable to see the beautiful wonder of their lives.  It was only Jesus who revealed the truth about my children and helped me discover the joys of motherhood. Because of Jesus, I love being a Mom and find so much joy in my children.  I find delight in their eyes that smile, their laughter that rolls, heir humor that echoes, their smarts that shine, their kindness that cares, their love that forgives, their perseverance that encourages, their strength that carries, their joy that shouts and their confidence that builds.  I find joy in the opportunities to teach, instruct, counsel and guide.  And have greater joy when they listen!  They are my treasure and I am so proud of them.  Parenting is still not always easy but it is way more fun and more joyful than it used to be.  Thank you Jesus!  I look forward to all the joy these two little lights will bring to this world for Jesus. 

So in what do you find joy?  I’d love to hear from you!  Please share your joy.



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