I knew I wanted to be a mother long before I ever had children. I have a nurturing personality, I love being around children, and I have changed a diaper or two in my babysitting days.

The thing is, I only had one experience with motherhood, and that was being the child of my own mother. She has taught me so much about being a mother, being a wife, being a friend. She’s an amazing person and I love her more each day. She never stops surprising me with how caring and generous she is while also being a strong woman.

God gave me my mother in 1972. But in 1998, God gave me another mother. He put my husband in my life and when we got married, this woman became my mother-in-law. She showed me an entirely different perspective about motherhood. She is just as amazing as my own mother, but in a completely different way. She’s opened my eyes to everything I never knew about motherhood. She is creative, and optimistic, and has an endless supply of patience. My children know they are loved, know they are important, know they are special because my Mother-In-Law makes sure they know.

None of it would have happened if she’d never mothered her own, only child, my husband. I am so grateful for that.

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How do you view Motherhood? Please visit some friends of mine who are sharing how they view Motherhood as well, starting with Danie

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