WHY WOULD I SACRIFICE?
Being a mom requires sacrifice. A lot of it! In fact, I’m not sure if I’ve ever given more of myself or my time to any other cause than my children. Giving up sleep, meals, long hot baths to comfort a crying baby, feed the finicky eater, and fold clothes during naps.
Oh, that’s just in the beginning, we think it’ll get easier as they get older but in reality, we just give more. There’s parent volunteer in school, the never-ending ball practices and games, and the money to make it all happen.
Let’s face it parenting can be hard and exhausting. It has its high moments and low ones. The rewards are few and far between.
Is it worth it? Is the sacrifice of “your life” worth it to raise these kids who become our leaders? YES! A thousand times Yes! It’s not only sacrifice but opportunity. Opportunity to pour into them. To talk with them, laugh and sometimes cry with them. It’s a time to connect with your children. To show them what sacrifice is so that one day they will give of themselves willingly, unselfishly, and wholeheartedly.
I’m thankful for the many opportunities I’ve been given to build a relationship with our children. Not everyone can. Some won’t. And even others don’t realize what they’ve been given. A family to sow into. To love. To appreciate, and raise.
Sacrifice. It’s what we as parents do.
Willingly! Because we love.
Train up a child in the way he should go…..