1. Ruth

    “You have helped me settle into a place of acceptance about my beautiful life – just as it is – rather than acting like a victim or a martyr because my life is so hard.”

    Yes!! Yes!! I have never been able to see it as clear as you wrote it. The words eluded me. “Victim & martyr”. That’s what motherhood feels like to me!!
    How I long to get to a place of acceptance. A place of joy for the job Gog has trusted me to do, in raising my four little ones!!

    Thank you for sharing!
    Congratulations on making it 1year!

    • Motherhood is hard, don’t get me wrong. I think it gets easier the older the kids get and the more experience you have as a mom. Each year I feel more content, more secure, less overwhelmed by it all.

  2. Such a beautiful and sweet tribute to your little boy. It truly is amazing how much our children can teach us, and I imagine it it quite an experience to watch two similar, but vastly different, little people grow up. Motherhood is so difficult at times, but the rewards always pay off (: Thanks for sharing!

  3. My favorite line of your post is this: “I am not a victim of motherhood.” I’m in my 40th week of pregnancy with a baby that was most certainly unplanned, and I am daily learning about not being a victim. God wants us to come to Him in the challenges – not stand alone where the will capsize us. Thank you for this post. I am so excited to see the beauty that motherhood brings!

  4. Samantha @ Momma Wants Java

    This is just the sweetest thing ever! There’s just something about that first birthday that makes us mommas heave a sigh of relief because we survived. Happy birthday to your little man, and congrats on being such an AMAZING mother!

  5. I can completely relate to most of this! It is amazing how much a mom grows with their second child. Things that we thought mattered, the littlest things, actually don’t one bit. Fed, watered, happy, loved = important! Happy birthday little one, you have one proud mama on your hands!
    P.S. I agree, cloth is totally overrated 😉

    • I used to think that my first baby taught me so much. And he did, don’t get me wrong. But I feel like I’ve really grown up and matured with my second baby, leaps and bounds what I did with my first!

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