My baby boy graced me with his presence July 9, 2013. A great gift from God that has filled my life with an abundance of love and joy. However, contrary to popular belief having a baby is not all kicks-and-giggles. Tensions arise as we are pushed beyond our limits. Somewhere between the highs and lows, weaknesses cower as God gives us strength through our children to carry on. Times when I've felt like I can't do this, he gives me courage. Occasions when I want to go into a closet and cry, he gives me comfort.
Hats off to the woman experiencing their own versions of motherhood. Although we may be journeying along different paths and seeing different sites, our webs are weaved with similarities. To the single mother trying to make ends meet, the married momma who has to care for both husband and child, the parent of an opinionated teen, and the mom of an infant that's completely dependent on her for their every need: I commend you all.