I had the opportunity to help out a young friend last week by babysitting her three daughters for three days. As I juggled taking them to school, helping them with homework and mediating sibling quarrels I remembered how exhausting mothering was. It is not for the faint-hearted. It takes much perseverance and long-suffering.
While the two older girls were at school I endulged in a bit of fun with the younger one… I tatooed her!
I want to encourage those of you who are mothers of wee ones to enjoy the time you have with them. I know it is a weary road you walk but the road is a short one. Before you know it, your wee ones will be grown and will have left your cozy nest. Your time is well-spent when it is invested into the raising of a child. Having these girls stay with me a few days reminded me of how my walls no longer echo with childish laughter or giggles. These girls were a HUGE blessing to me!