Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Why being a Mom makes me cry...

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 :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this! I feel ya and I only have 2!