Monday, May 6, 2013

Day 6: If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, "what do you do?"

I Mom.
The greatest gift and "job" all rolled into one.  I've been so blessed to become a mother and it's my number 1 priority day in and day out.  Since Olivia was born our lives have changed. 
I parent constantly.  Teaching her about the world, manners, love, Jesus, everything.
There's no down time. 
Every single decision I make revolves around Olivia and her best interest.   
Since becoming a mother, the world has become both a more beautiful and scarier place. 
I see things new through the eyes of a child. 
The wonder and excitement she exudes at the simple pleasures that we tend to take for granted - a singing bird, a train going by, an airplane taking off, bugs, singing "super higher"... the list goes on and on.
On the contrary, the tragedy and evil in the world seems to weigh so heavily on my shoulders.  Mama Bear has to protect her child.  The desire to keep her close at all times but give her independence and teach her who to trust.  The fear of having to slowly let go and let her be exposed to this world. 
It's all so overwhelming.
So, what do I do?  I Mom. 
I take care of the greatest gift God has ever given me. 
I provide, teach, play with, love, love, love, discipline, pray for, pray with and raise my baby girl.

1 comment:

SEL said...

Love this post. And such sweet pics!