Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A mother's love... it's all worth it!

Yesterday, Victor went to work for the first day in a couple of months (he wasn't working while we were transitioning, praise God we were able to do that!). Since he was gone, I had the whole day to be with Hannah. She has really grown up so much and I enjoy being with her. I don't know what I did before she was born. I must have been very lonely... As I was thinking about it, I felt a sadness in my heart for those girls who get married and say they aren't going to have any children, or at least not any right now. They must be so lonely. And like me, they probably don't even know what they're missing out on.
Now, I'm not saying it's always easy. In fact, I've had more than my share of difficulties since little Hannah came into my life. And yet, when I change that dirty diaper and she flashes me one of her big smiles... it's all worth it.

And when she's fussy and sleepy and I snuggle her in my arms and she lays her head down and falls asleep... it's all worth it.

When it's the end of a long day and I'm getting ready to go to bed and I see her in a cute position (as she almost always is:)... It's all worth it.

When I see her playing with her daddy and giggling... it's all worth it.

When she snuggles up next to me, folds her hands and falls asleep at night... it's all worth it.

Each time I look into those beautiful blue eyes and see a little soul that has been placed into my care... once again I'm reminded... it's all worth it!!

2 comments:

Lady Ruth Ann said...

oh Bethany - that is so, so sweet. I agree, that those girls get married thinking "children? maybe later..." have to be so lonely. What are they living for and what do they think marriage is for? It's to raise up a generation to serve the Lord. Ok, that's not the ONLY thing, but that is a huge part.

I loved all the pictures and just your reminder that "it's all worth it." Lord willing, one day I'll be able to say the same thing. Thank you for your encouragement today!

Love,
Ruth Ann

Mrs. Walker said...

Thank you for this reminder! I often have these thoughts with my boys, but when things are difficult, as they have been lately, it's so easy for my flesh to get in the way and I forget what a blessing it is to be entrusted with these little souls. Praise the Lord for His grace that sees mothers through every difficulty and keeps our hearts and minds on Him alone. We can do nothing in our own strength! He is alone is faithful.