Motherhood Monday | Encouragement

I wrote this post for Aliesha about a month ago.
I wanted to share it here, in case some of you missed it.

There are some mommas who know in their bones they were made for motherhood.
They spent a great deal of their childhood playing "house" 
and dressing up their pets so they could treat them as their baby.
I was one of those mommas.
From very early on, I dreamt about what motherhood would be like.
To be honest, I thought about being a momma more than I did about my wedding.

Now, as a momma to my four little crew-members,
I can taste and feel motherhood in my bones.
I am on the battle lines of motherhood and it is so much more
fulfilling and overwhelming than I could have imagined it to be 
as my young self so many years ago.

With all the wonderful blessings that come with motherhood, 
there comes a fear- almost from instinct.
Being on the front lines can be suffocating and often times can make you feel
like you weren't cut out to be with all the other mommas in the trenches.

Other moms are doing life better than you.
Other moms have it together while you struggle to simply tread water.
Other moms were made for this journey, 
while you somehow snuck your way in through the back door of motherhood.

I want to encourage you.
I want to tell you that you are exactly where you need to be,
relying on God's grace and provision in spite of your weaknesses.
I want you to know that your babies were knit inside your womb
because God knew that you were the momma your kiddos needed.
Those mommas who are part of the blessing of adoption,
God created your child for you.
He knew, from the very beginning,
 that you were the perfect one to love, train, and kiss that baby,
even though you didn't carry him in your belly.

So, when you are out there treading water with one last breath to take,
remember that you are right where you need to be-
being stretched and molded by your Father in heaven.


  1. You have such beautiful babies and such lovely words!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful, and so true. I too have always dreamed of becoming a mother. It's amazing how different the experience is from what I perceived it would be... it's so much better and so much harder. It's hard not to compare yourself to those mothers that seem to have it all together (especially in the blogging world) but at the end of the day I know in my heart that I am the perfect mommy for MY little girl and no one else :)

    Stopping by from the Wiegands link up and I'm super happy I found your blog :) xo

    1. I am so glad you stopped by! You are the best mom for your little one! You have a beautiful family!