Friday, May 6, 2011

Five Minute Friday

Motherhood should come with...

Five Minute Friday. Where we throw caution (editing, revising, and worrying) to the winds and just write. Without wondering if it’s just right or not.  For five minutes flat. The rules are easy.

1. Write your heart out for five minutes and show us what you’ve got.
2. Tell your readers you’re linking up here and invite them to play along.
3. And most importantly, go visit, read, and encourage the fellow five-minuter who linked up right before you.
{Pretty please turn off word verification for the day to make this easier!}

Today's topic...Motherhood should come with a...


Motherhood should come with warning labels.  Enter at your own risk.

Warning: You will feel love like you have never felt before. Pain you can't imagine.  And your heart will no longer be your own but partially be with the child you carried.  On heaven or earth.

Warning:  You will get unsolicited advice on how to care for, grieve, or raise your child.  Take it all for what it is and turn to the Lord for direction.

Warning:  As much as you say you are ready and as confident as you are, you will doubt, fear and worry that you aren't doing the right thing.

Warning:  God will use your child to turn your heart to Him more than ever.  Be prepared. 

Warning:  You will find out that you are braver than you think, stronger than you think and wiser than you think...

Warning:  You will fall more in love with your husband than ever before.

Yes, motherhood should come with many warnings, but I think they are totally worth it.  God gave me my children.  All of them.  The one I have in my arms, the two I have in my heart and the one I will hold someday born from another mother.

Ok, now it is your turn.  Go over to Gypsy Mama, write 5 minutes regarding this prompt and link back up at her site!


Ashley Mays said...

This is beautiful! I'm not a mom yet, but I really love what you have to say. I hope you have a wonderful mother's day. :-)

Tiffany said...

Beautiful- it made me a little teary. I had never consciously put into words what you said about falling more in love with your husband, but that is so very true.

dayebydaye said...

Mattie- thank you for stopping by my blog- because it lead me to yours. My heart breaks for you in one sense and rejoices with you in another. Thank you for sharing your story. Pray that you have a beautiful Mother's day!!!

Emily said...

I love it. It's all so true. (Though I wish the unsolicited advice would go away...)

Holly said...

There's def stuff you should be warned about ahead of time! :) Motherhood is a priceless gift.