After 25 years of parenting, the only thing I know for sure is that love is everything. As mommas, life can be exhausting and exhilarating, impossible and inspiring, awful and amazing--all at the same time.
Some days we feel like we can do nothing right as moms no matter how hard we try. But if we are choosing to love, then we cannot fail. Love covers a multitude of mishap and truly is the shape of our calling:
It fills up our entire being from the moment mom becomes our calling
It conforms to the nuances of every age, stage, and milestone
It filters through our veins, enabling us to push through our exhaustion
It bends in the wind of cutting remarks and hormonal outbursts
It expands to embrace the pain of every trial and the joy of every triumph
It settles into the cracks and crevices created by disappointments and regrets
It cascades into the empty spaces when our kids are gone or withdrawn
It stretches across time and space, knowing no bounds
It is an all-consuming container holding the air we breathe
As I've journeyed along this ever-shifting road of raising kids, I've come to learn that love is the shape of everything.
We'll see it when we believe it.
Children are good at this.
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