August 15, 2010

Day 17: Motherhood: An Eternal Partnership with God

Today in our Marriage and Family Relations class, we were discussing mothers and their important role in the lives of their children. I thought back to the previous hour where, in Sacrament Meeting, I had witnessed two little toddlers running here and there and everywhere while their mothers chased after them. And then I thought of the three little siblings who got up about every 10 minutes to go out into the foyer for some reason or another. And I thought of the two boys sitting in front of me, who during the sacrament, kept giggling incessantly. I realized, during that hour of sacrament meeting that all those situations would be me in just 11 weeks. Gone are the quiet sacrament meetings where I will get to listen intently to the talks being given. Gone are the days of sleeping in and going wherever I please whenever I please. Gone are the days of small purses and clothing without stains of spit up and drool. And you know what? I can't wait. I cannot wait for this sweet, precious little one to enter into our family. I am totally in love with her/him already and so is Dallin. We are so excited to hold this baby and love it and not get any sleep because of it and never have a moments peace. I know it will all be worth it. All the sleepless nights and the constant trips to the bathroom, my now altered body, the varicose veins that threaten to appear if I don't drink at least 64 oz of water each day are all going to be worth it.

This clip was shown today in class and I loved it. It showed motherhood as it really is; the ups and the downs, the realities of motherhood. And it also features one of my favorite apostles. (Is it bad to have a favorite apostle? I hope not. :))


tharker said...

It's amazing how much your life is going to change in a matter of weeks. But it is one of THE best changes you'll ever experience, and worth it!

He's my favorite apostle too ;)

calawayfamily said...

Wonderful post! You will have more favorites to come, I promise. Thanks for choosing to be a mother first. Valerie and I never knew whether I would make it or not, but we did know that she would be a stay at home mother and I would do my best to help her keep that commitment. This is the legacy that we pass on to you and Dallin. Thanks for taking it forward.

Dad Calaway