I have been a Mom for three and a half years now to a precious little boy name Dillon, aka Dill.
I can say it has been challenging but so worth it.
Some of those challenges (and joys) are:
1) Teaching Dill how to grow to be a respectable young man can be a challenge, especially between the ages of one and three.
Just trying to get him to stay still during prayer time and focus can be frustrating. I do have to remind myself that he is three.
I try to slow down and accept the fact that he is a typical little boy and that this challenge will one day pay off.
2) Taking him on my shopping adventures so I can continue to do what I love to do best.
And that’s working on this blog and styling for some amazing women.
It was a little rocky for a while, but thanks to the iPhone (yes, I am one of those Moms, do not judge) things got better.
When you’ve got to get it done you do what you can do. At least it’s educational.
And the best thing about Dill going with me to these stores is that I end up finding some really cute styles in no time.
Maybe it’s the stress of getting in and out with a three and a half year old!
3) He keeps my creative juices flowing.
Maybe it’s my ADD kicking in from trying to juggle so many thing at once, but this child can simply talk to me and I always have something popping up in my mind that keeps my creative juices flowing.
4) His heart is filled with so much love!
Dill makes it a point to tell not only me and his Daddy but his aunts, cousins, grandparents, teachers and the list keeps going on that he loves them.
Even when he has been in the time out chair at school. (Yes, we have those days too, he can be a very strong-willed child.)
You can’t stay mad at him too long because of that sweet love he shares. Just ask his teachers :)
With all of that hard work and praying to the Lord I see my sweet baby constantly growing with Christ.
And nothing makes a Mommy happier than that. I have to step back and remember that even as an adult it’s hard for me to drop to my knees and pray at times.
So kudos to those little ones who even take the time to just say I love you Jesus. Not only am I molding my child to love the Lord with all of his heart and to love and respect others as Jesus did, but my child is constantly molding me to be the best mom that I can be.
I will be the first to say being a mom was not easy for me and I still have my moments of wanting to pull my hair out, what mom doesn’t?
But in the end this little boy is the best gift that God has blessed me with.
I can have the worst day and there is nothing like my sweet Dill hugging my neck and telling me he loves me and then us praying together.
What a little inspiration he is.
I wouldn’t say my best skills in life are crunching numbers or writing papers so being creative doesn’t really get you too far in the real world.
But, there is something about a child that makes you realize that is not what’s important.
Their care free life and unknowing of what these challenges are is one of the reasons the Lord blesses us with these precious gifts.
The things they say like “Mom, my tummy’s grumbling” or “Mom, I don’t like barbeques because there too hot!” Or just the out of the blue “Mommy I love you”.
I thank God for those sweet words. Because this is what helps me be creative and thank God for this sweet blessing.
Isn’t that amazing how such a small person can do all this. So thank you Lord for this Mother’s Day weekend and for my precious little boy.
Happy Mothers Day Everyone!
And a big thank you to my mom. You have taught me so much and we are so very blessed to have you in our lives!
And to all the wonderful women in mine, Jeffery, and Dill’s life, we love you all so much. Thanks for being the strong Christian women that you are.