It is interesting how becoming a mother really brings out “the mother bear” posture.
I have been a mother for almost 26 years and during these years, the Lord has taught me so much about myself and about Him! I remember hearing for the first time, “You are pregnant Mrs. Cheong!” Robert and I were so excited that we were going to be parents and at the same time, we were scared to death for many reasons. The emotions can go from
(1) “Yes! We are going to be great parents, we know what we are doing, we are ready!” to (2) “Pregnant? I am scared to death!” Regardless of your response, the fact is, Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord. (Psalm 127:3) And yes, during those parenting years, our gracious God is at work in each one of us in many ways. He is exposing our sinful hearts and showing us our great need for Him!
It is interesting how becoming a mother really brings out “the mother bear” posture. We become very protective of our children. We love them and want to take care of them in the very best way. We want them to grow and prosper and if we were completely honest here, we would say we want others to see our children as “precious, adorable, and perfect.” In our quest to raise our children in the very best way, we read lots of books, ask our pediatrician, ask other mothers, ask our own mother, consult the internet, etc. Our hearts’ truly desire what is best for our children. We agonize whether we will deliver naturally, or with a doula, or to breastfeed, to use cloth diapers (you fill in the blank), but instead of deciding what is best based on the opinions of others, we need to decide what is best for our own family. Continue Reading…