(Does anyone else feel like they get the breath knocked out of them a little when they look at baby pictures of their children? This baby is going to be FOUR in one month!!!)
A reader sent me this beautiful Sally Clarkson article and I thought I would share it.
Here's a little excerpt from her article titled "Serving Without Resentment":
"Until I submitted my life and my heart to the demands of my little ones, I was never at ease or released to be at peace to enjoy my role as a mom, to live with grace through my years in my role as a mother.
I had years of time as a single woman when I was ruler over most of my minutes. I decided when I would eat, sleep, vacation, work, or meet someone for lunch. I decided these issues according to my needs and desires.
But once I had children, as any mother will understand, my time was never my own again! Children simply don’t fit into neat little time packages to be parceled out in advance! Even now, the demands of my adult children take my time. But I am thankful they come to me for counsel, for love, for friendship. Now, it is one of my best gifts to have them as a best friend. But relationship is built on a foundation of love given, time invested without resentment."