In many ways motherhood is not what I expected - it's better and sometimes harder. My journey to motherhood was also a little different then I expected - painful yet amazing. As I reflect on my few years of being called "Mom," I can't help but feel overwhelmed. God has chosen the perfect children for me. He has given me a love unequaled for each of them. They are unique and I love them in different ways, yet my love for each of them is also the same.
They challenge me daily and teach me more about life, more about myself, and more about God. Their hugs, kisses, "I love yous," and fistfuls of dandelions make my day. Their antics sometimes frustrate me, sometimes make me laugh, and always encourage me to be more patient and gracious. I cannot imagine anything I would rather be doing than nurturing, loving, and raising our boys. I am blessed. My journey to motherhood was a journey that led me straight to my children, my own, beautiful children. God brought them to me in the perfect way.