The Soul Shaking Change - Becoming a Mom
The season of being a mom to littles is not always easy. Our identity as a woman shifts from selfish desires to self sacrificing love for our children. Even though we spend nine months trying to prepare, it takes a single second for everything to change. I don’t want to downplay the overwhelming joy, because it’s there and it’s raw and incredible, but there really isn’t a way to prepare for the soul shaking changes. The first few years of life our babies are in a constant state of growth. Each time we think we have them figured out, something new comes along - wether it’s growth spurts, mental leaps, rolling over, teething, sleep regressions, crawling, walking, talking, (and don’t get me started on all the emotional changes during toddlerhood!)
I’m not sure about you, but that much change in that brief amount of time is OVERWHELMING! I find myself craving my old consistent life where the only change was who got control of the tv each night. Now it feels like a constant battle in my soul for stability.
We know that change breeds growth. Allow God to use this time to grow you sweet momma! He is the constant in your life during these tiring days. Invite Him alongside this journey of motherhood, he promises to be there each step!
“You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great. You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.”
Psalms 18:35-36 ESV