Saturday, January 31, 2009

Doin' it for Love...

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that I’m 100% mom. Always have been. I was the one taking in a friend under my wing throughout school. I’m always looking for ways to help out my friends. Be it listening to them lament about their marriages or kid, or be the encourager who says, “No you don’t look fat in that. In fact, I think you’ve lost some weight since the last time I saw you." I think God designed me to care for and nurture others. But sometimes when you’re trying to care for and nurture your husband and your own child, it’s hard to do in love 100% of the time.

I’ve been studying the book of 1 Corinthians and Paul specifically addresses that we should do all things in love. The greatest commandment is to love. But how difficult is it to do things in love ALL the time? Cooking dinner while trying to feed/entertain an 8 month old, changing yet another dirty diaper because the child couldn’t have done both businesses in the diaper you changed 10 minutes prior, cleaning a house that more often than not resembles PeeWee’s Playhouse minus Lawrence Fishburn…All these things are hard to complete in love when you feel like you have a hundred other things you should be doing, scratch that, want to be doing instead. Do you hear what I’m saying? Do you struggle with this too?

Just because I struggle with this doesn’t change the fact that God commands me to fulfill my role as a wife and mother; doing both with the utmost amount of love. I strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman. I know that’s the type of woman God, my husband, and my child want me to be. The key to being this kind of woman, wife, and mother is to do all things in love, which is an uphill battle; one I’m sure to win. But the only way to win the battle is by pulling out the only ammunition that never fails: love.

Some babies just...

Several months ago, my pediatrician told me that "some babies just don't nap" when I came to him, haggard and worn from not getting any rest from my screaming bundle of joy. After mocking this statement for months, I've learned that you could say this about a lot of things in life. "Some babies just don't nap." "Some babies just don't like to be cold." "Some babies just don't like to be small."

But this blog isn't about what babies don't like. It's about finding out what some babies are like. The babies being me, my husband, my own child, my friends, my parents, etc. It's about me figuring out who I am as a mom, a wife, a student, and a friend. Considering my son has his own blog ( I figured that I should have one that's just for me where I can post whatever I want. Hopefully I can gain some insight from other people seemingly more qualified than I am. So join me in the trenches of parenting and life. Hopefully we can get to our final destination of the empty nest and retirement without too many battle wounds.