That title sounds sad huh! It's not meant to be but it's so true, I've cried more in my years as a Mother than any other time in my life. I'm sure most people would tell me it's my hormones.. I have had 6 babies in 8 years, kind of a roller coaster for this body of mine but I think it's more than that. I don't cry all the time or every day but being a Mom seems to amplify all my emotions; I love harder, I hurt harder and my frustrations are stronger... my tears flow from joy, from laughter, from heartache and frustration.
Being a Mom makes me cry....
because I can't protect my kids from the suffering I know they have to go through
because some days I have nothing left to give them
because I can't fight their battles for them
because my heart aches for those women who want to but can't be Mothers
because these kids make me laugh so hard I cry
because I hear their little prayers and watch their relationships with Christ grow
because they love me so unconditionally
because sometimes it just feels good to cry.. for no apparent reason
because my body has not belonged to me in years, and it shows
because my "season" of baby growing in my belly looks to be turning into just baby raising (tears well up just typing that.. I'm such a sap!!)
because God has trusted me with so many little lives and that responsibility can weigh heavily
because I can't grab up all the little babies that are hurting and bring them into my home
because my kids are growing, growing, growing too fast
I cry because these precious children of mine deserve the best of me and they don't get the best everyday but they show me grace and love me so much anyway. So yeah, being a Mom means that I shed more tears but I can't think of 6 better reasons to be crying :)