Having five kids means having five personalities, dreams, goals and lives that I will have to learn to navigate the older they get.
It means that I will have five wonderful souls that I birthed that may not all aspire to want the same things in life.
It’s five little hearts that I’ve been chosen to protect and heal when they are hurt or at their weakness and most vulnerable moments.
As a mom, the thought of this brings me great joy with a sense of purpose. But it also brings me great sorrow as well. I’d never felt such purpose and with an excited anticipation for the future.
Knowing that they all will require different things means that I will have learn how to encourage each one of them while they are young to stand in their own truth, and to be who I know who and what God has chosen them to be.
I want them to understand that there may come a day when they are confronted with the realization I am “different” and perhaps this life is not as it seems.
There are moments soon where my teenager may wonder is this OK? Am I doing it right?
Even in those moments, with those things in mind, I want them to understand that they are enough, and always have been.
“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” ―Barbara Hall
They were created with purpose and for a purpose.
You were created to spread his word.
To be a light in the darkness.
A friend to those in need.
You were created to spread love, joy, and peace.
To not back down when you see an injustice.
These aren’t just things that I have instilled in you, but they are the things that God wants you to do. You were created for a purpose. And no matter what, God made you exactly the way he wanted you to be.
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Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.