my baby break: a guest post from Amber

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Hello Mom Diggity readers!!

I am beyond honored to be here writing in this lovely space with you all today, while KK and her family snuggle up and continue to fall in love with their newest little member.

My name is Amber and I blog over at beautifulandbeloved.com.

You can read about me HERE.

I have a lot in common with Miss Kara-Kae and I know exactly where she sits today, the mother of three babies under the age of three.

I recently had my fourth baby just two weeks after my oldest turned five.

Here we are…

in all our crazy beautiful love.

I love being a mama,

I love it a lot.

I can’t believe these littles belong to me.

Who am I?

Am I anywhere near capable of being the mama that they deserve??

The answer is no.

Yet here we are…

I am theirs and they are mine, and that is God’s perfect design.

These little ones know me from the inside, they know the sound of my heart beat.

They were knit together inside of my womb.

Nothing comforts them like the nape of my neck or the twirling of my hair between their chubby fingers.

Nothing makes them squeal with joy like the sound of my voice coming down the hall toward their rooms.

And nothing, no nothing, can make a scrape or a bump stop hurting like my special mommy kiss.

I am not a perfect mom.

I don’t organize projects and play like the moms on pinterest, although I do love to dream about it.

I don’t fold laundry, I more just shove it into drawers or hang it up.

I don’t cook only organic foods, or even make sure they eat all their veggies.

There are some moms who do these things, and that is amazing, because that is just the kind of mom that their kids need.  That is the kind of mom that God designed them to be.

I am my own kind of mom, the kind that God designed me to be.

I am a mom that gives affection by the minute, you can’t walk past me without getting kissed or snuggled.

I am a mom who shows her kids how to play with each other and be independent in problem solving and imagining.

I am the mom who spends 30 minutes every night snuggled up in bed with each babe individually to see what they loved about their day then playing the game “what do you like better _____ or _____” until my brain is fried.

And in the areas where I fall short {way short} God will step in and fill the gaps.  That is what is incredible about His grace.  It covers me in every aspect of my day.  Without His AMAZING Grace, I wouldn’t make it through a day.

And one day when we receive our adopted son {I just know that it will be a boy, in my soul, I just know}.  I will be the perfect mom to meet his needs as well.  God is already getting him ready for us, getting us ready for him.  We will fit together perfectly, and where we need it, Gods grace will cover us and fill in the gaps.

What kind of mom are you??

Did you know that you are the perfect fit for your kids??

God designed you that way.

In Love,

Comments

  1. This is a beautiful post – thank you for sharing whilst Kara-Kae is falling in love with the newest member of her family!

    My husband and I are currently starting to really and truly look at adopting a child to give our first a brother or sister. We were incredibly blessed to have Oscar, but I had a terrible pregnancy and recovery has not been easy (still struggling with hormonal stuff – some from before pregnancy – 17 months on!) I’ve prayed about it, just as I did when trying to conceive Oscar, and although I would love another baby, I realised that that wasn’t the path we were being led to take. It was a selfish need (for me) and that if I gave my heart up to God he would help heal the hurt and help me let that go so we could open our hearts and homes to a child who needed them. I have a long way to go and I am constantly filled with mummy-guilt, but that’s the way God made me and that’s the path I’m currently treading and trying to find my way. We’ll get there…

    Thanks again for your post xx it made me think a lot!

  2. I love this. And I especially live you! And I can’t wait to see how God completes your beautiful family!

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