Mothering comes naturally for me. That doesn't mean it's always been easy, but I do feel made specifically for this job. I don't mind dirty diapers or having my schedule interrupted because someone is teething. I enjoy all these moments and soak them up cause I know they're fleeting.
It's a hard job that we're called to though. It wears on us in every way, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our identities are so wrapped up in others. We give all of ourselves to our husbands and our children. Which, I love doing, but I do need encouragement along the way. I'm just finishing reading a book called Loving the Little Years and it's been the encouragement I need at times. I've been renewed to keep loving this time and not take it for granted. If you need a little encouragement then go here and get yourself a copy.