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To The Mom Who is Waiting

Since becoming a mom 6 months ago, I have realized that motherhood involves a lot of waiting. I am not a very patient person by nature, but motherhood has certainly taught me patience and trust in God’s timing. As if the entire 9 months of pregnancy isn’t enough waiting, moms are faced with an entire new series of waiting when the baby arrives.

Some waits are frustrating, other waits are gut wrenching.

To the mom who is waiting for your sweet, little one to arrive. Enjoy it. Cherish this time. It goes by too fast. I know you are worried. I know you are stressed. I know you are wondering if you can do this. You can. You are strong momma. Before you know it, your little one will be in your arms and you will miss those sweet taps and kicks.

To the mom who is waiting for your ‘baby’ to start making better decisions. Keep the faith, momma. Pray. Pray harder. Pray without ceasing. I haven’t been in your position, and I pray that I never am, but I pray for you. I pray that your baby, no matter if they are 22 or 42, will come home. I pray that your child will find the love of the Father and start making better decisions.

To the mom whose baby is in the NICU. Oh momma, I have been there. I still have nightmares about seeing our precious baby hooked up to monitors and oxygen. You may have been there for 2 hours or 2 months, the pain doesn’t get any easier, does it? Each minute, hour and day comes with an entire new set of worries. Of stresses. Of pain. I pray that each day comes with something to praise the Lord for. I pray that He gives you the strength to carry you and make it through today. I pray that He heals your sweet little one.

To the mom who is waiting for the next milestone. I know it can be scary, wondering, “is this normal”, “why are the other babies ahead of mine”. I am there with you. I have wondered “Why isn’t he rolling over?” “Where is his first tooth?” …but sometimes, that can result in wishing these precious days away. Try to cherish these days. Try to enjoy every little moment of watching that sweet little one grow.

To the mom who is waiting for your baby to come home. Whether your baby is overseas fighting for our country, or out on a first date, no doubt, you are waiting for you baby to come home. I can’t imagine the thoughts that run through your head, wondering where your baby is, if they are ok, who they are with, are they making good decisions? I pray that you turn to the Father and give Him your worries. I pray that you have peace and comfort in knowing that you raised your baby to make good decisions. I hope that you have the strength to enjoy your life, while you wait for your baby to come home.

To the mom who is waiting for a moment of peace and quite. The days are long, the laundry is piled high, the kids are screaming and there is still work to do. You are exhausted. You are drained. You haven’t showered in 2…wait, 3, days. I promise you though, one day it will come to an end. One day they will be more self sufficient. They won’t need you to rock them to sleep. They won’t need you to warm their food. They will have their licenses and you will sit up and wait for them to come home. I pray that you get your much needed rest, right now. I pray that the Lord brings restoration to your soul and someone, whether it is your husband or your mom, to give you the break that you need. I pray that you recognize your need to take a deep breath and take care of yourself.

Motherhood is hard. The days are long, the nights can be longer. There are boo-boos, tears, potty training, first dates, driver’s permits, doctor’s appointments, test results. Scary things, happy things, sad things.

Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. It isn’t for the weak.

It is however, the job that the Lord has blessed us with.

We were given these kids as our children because the Lord knew that we are the momma that they need.

I pray that the Lord will give you the strength to make it through the waits of motherhood. I pray that whether it’s life-altering test results or the first steps, that you will trust in Him.

What has been the most difficult ‘wait’ you have experienced in your life?

Becky

Thursday 28th of July 2016

Waiting to become a mom was my hardest wait. It took seven years. Now looking back I see all of God's wisdom in that, and I am so grateful for all the "alone" time my husband and I had. It's very few and far between!! I remind myself of that during those hard, long mommy times. =)

Loving Living Lancaster

Friday 29th of July 2016

So true! His wisdom is so much greater than ours!

Gloria Kaye

Monday 18th of July 2016

And the waiting continues...waiting for the first word, first steps and climbing stairs. Waiting to teach them to ride a bike, swim in the pool and read a book. Fast forward to teen years - waiting for them to clean their rooms, wake up in the morning (or early afternoon) and get their first job. Now college is looming so it's okay to slow down and savor the present! Beautiful sentiments,

Loving Living Lancaster

Monday 18th of July 2016

No one told me how much waiting motherhood involves...best wait of my life though!

Rachel - a la modest

Friday 15th of July 2016

It's important to cherish every moment when you are able! Even in the womb, babies change so much, and I loved every little milestone. It was quite exciting but sad looking back, because they don't ever go back.

Melissa

Thursday 14th of July 2016

This is so beautiful and so true. Treasure every moment with those babies. You'll never get that time back. Thanks for a lovely post!

Loving Living Lancaster

Thursday 14th of July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to read! I am doing my best to cherish every single minute!

Tara

Wednesday 13th of July 2016

I'm waiting for the moment of peace and quiet. Even then, motherhood is so worth it! Love my babies. My hardest wait was waiting 3 years for my first child. He was adopted from China and worth the wait!

Loving Living Lancaster

Wednesday 13th of July 2016

Every moment of it is so worth it, even in the trenches! I hope you get your peace and quite soon!