What I love most- the relationship and friendship that evolves as my kids do. From infancy to teenage and beyond, the mutual learning and knowing each other. The most surprising [was] losing my autonomy and figuring out how to regain it in light of mothering with 1000% of my heart.
I have to say, one of my favorite things about being a mom is all the warm snuggles I get by little people who love me no matter what! But along with that, it's watching them grow into unique, compassionate little people. Being a mom is very rewarding.
And while it is incredibly rewarding, it's also the hardest thing I've ever done. But isn't that how all wonderful things are? They take work, dedication, and usually a good amount of tears. Probably one of the hardest things for me is how clearly I see the dark parts of my heart - the impatience, the anger, the selfishness, and the list could go on. But, again, it's also one of the best things about parenting. By God's grace, our children sharpen us and make us better.
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