Why am I a
mommy, you ask?
You're a mommy so that you can teach that little one to know Jesus...
so that he can see the Bible translated... so that he can hear how to
sing praise songs to the LORD... so that you can receive dandelion
bouquets and sloppy kisses... so that you can wash the feet of Jesus
by washing a little bottom or face... so that you can discover other
languages: baby talk, or the language of boys playing... so that you
can learn to enjoy and then even miss the smell of sour milk or dried
food on your sleeve and shoulder...
You're a mommy so that you can call the repairman only to find a Lego
is the culprit behind your broken washing machine... so that you can be
there to console the member of the losing team... so that you can
watch food disappear... so that you can learn to mend broken hearts,
broken vases, broken plates, broken windows, and broken dreams... so
that you can love your husband and teach that little one how to love
his wife someday... so that you can go without sleep or a meal or a
new dress or a weekend away---you have a little one who needs
something more... so that you can be the first one to ride in the new
car of a proud teenager... so that you can learn how to face heartache
and trust in the LORD...
You're a mommy so that you can be the first to notice the need for
deodorant and shaving cream and razor... so that you can lose sleep
waiting for the car to pull down the lane---late again... so that you
can laugh at that joke for the umpteenth time... so the you can wipe
off fingerprints from ceilings and doorframes... so that you can learn
bravery by pulling things out of an old backpack... so that you can
learn to be a good sport about water balloon tosses... so that you can
assure him his voice will change and won't always sound crackly... so
that you can see your husband's younger self all over again...
You're a mommy so that you can learn to be the "other woman" in your
son's life... so that you can learn to wave good bye... so that you
can light the candle that will be extinguished after he lights the
unity candle with his new bride...and so that you can anticipate with him the
birth of his first child with an expectancy greater than you have ever known.
You're a mommy because the LORD loves you so much that He wanted to
teach you to pray...
That's why you're a mommy.