27 January 2009

On being a mom of many....

Ok, so I'll be honest, I don't often think of my 7 kids as a lot. Yes there are moments. Like when I'm counting them at the end of bible study to make sure I have everyone. (Hate the feeling that I'm missing someone even though I know I have counted right.)

As a mom of many I often get the same type of responses. The comment I hear the most is, "You have your hands full." I'm never really sure how to respond. After the fact I'll think oh I should have said this or that.

As I was thinking about this blog I saw the commercial where the dad is holding the new baby and says something like "...it's not just about me anymore, I'm there." Yep that is motherhood (really parenthood) in a nut shell.

Being a mom isn't about what I want it is about putting the needs (and wants) of someone else before me. I see this in the am when all I want is to sleep, but I can't sleep cause I have a 2 year old crawling all over me. Than it doesn't get better when I drag myself out of bed and can't even drink my coffee while it is still hot.

Yes, there are days when it is trying and hard to get all that needs to be done done. I'm so thankful for God's grace and mercy. I'm thankful that I have a husband who fully supports me and loves me and our children. He knows there are times I just need to cry or get away. Sometimes I just need a hot cup of coffee. :)

Do I have my hands full? Sure. There is very little time when all is just quiet and I'm not needed to do something or listen to someone. I couldn't imagine living without all the noise and activity. I love it.


Michelle said...

Your hands may be full but you are living out God's high calling for your life. And through that, you have joy that just can't be explained.

Anonymous said...

as a mom of 7 too i know EXACTLY how you feel. ~hugs~