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Seasons of Motherhood

“There is an appointed time for everything,   and a time for every affair under the heavens.

A time to give birth, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1.2

I remember when I first found out that I was pregnant. My husband and I were ecstatic and immediately called our parents to share in our joy. Throughout the pregnancy, my husband and I spent time working out together, prepping the baby room, and going on daily walks together. We were living the dream but closer to the end of my pregnancy, the worry set in for me. “Would I be a good mom?” “Am I really prepared?” 

Fast forward to the birth of our son in the midst of a global pandemic and boom we became parents! Our entire world changed.  I remember questioning why the doctors and nurses thought it was okay to give a baby to people with zero experience with taking care of a child. lol. Not only were we brand new parents, but we were brand new parents far away from our own parents, and all we had was each other. Cue in long nights, sleep deprivation, and incessant crying (myself and my son, my husband was a trooper). We were struggling and days started to jumble together into one big blob. I didn’t think that I was cut out to be a mother. 

Turns out that I was and am because here I am 3 years later enjoying motherhood, marriage, and thriving. Even though those first months were challenging, I wouldn’t change them for the world. They showed me that I needed to slow down, that I needed to give myself grace, and that I had a lot of unrealistic expectations that I needed to let go. Maybe you are the same. Maybe becoming a first time mom was a huge revelation for you as well. If you are currently in the thick of it and you happen to read this, I want you to remember these three things: seasons change, slowing down is good, and growth is necessary, but optional

You will sleep again. One day they won’t need you as much. You are an amazing mama.

Your fellow Able Mom,


Dear God, I pray for the mother who is reading this and the season of motherhood that she is in. Please give her strength to make it through and help her to remember that seasons change and that in each season there is always something to help us grow. Please help her to reach out to other moms for support when she needs a friend and to know that she isn’t alone. May she find comfort in knowing that there are others mothers all across the world who are feeling the same way as she does. Sustain her. We love you, Lord. Amen.

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