It seems as if they have been in our lives forever, at moments reminding myself that it has only been six months. Still I feel like the past six months have been a blink of the eye, finding it hard to believe that amount of time has already past.
Over six months ago we welcomed our sons home and began our life together as a family of four. Never could I have imagined the joy and love that would enter and rest in my heart! We truly are the ones blessed to have them as our sons, to care for them and every day hear their laughter!
Although I feel like we have settled into a somewhat normal routine and sleep schedule, as a mother to boys I know not the adventure each day will bring.
How many scrapes need bandages and kisses. How many pitches I will throw or bases we will run. How many books we will read or games we will repeatedly play. How many heart to heart conversations we will have or uncontrollable giggles shared.
Just last week the boys came in with these flowers picked just for mommy. They wanted me to find a vase to put them in. They continually brought me flowers almost every day for the entire week! Needless to say they melted and stole my heart all over again!!
Their thoughtfulness helped me to realize that although I am not a perfect mom I am enough for them. Over six months in and I will be the first to admit that there are nights I go to bed wishing I could do a part of the day over. Perhaps a situation where I should have shown more love, listened more carefully or displayed more patience.
As I lay my head on the pillow I am thankful for God’s grace and the new day to follow. Another chance to try to live my vocation to motherhood in a more excellent way. Every day stretched, called to higher virtue, greater love and more patience.
It has been through these six months that I reflect on how much my sons have shaped me and challenged me to truly live an authentic life. By being their mother I live more fully, striving daily to be the best version of myself. I have seen myself grow, thinking less of myself and focusing more on radiating the abundance of Christ’s love to them.
I am so grateful for every second shared these past six months!