September 7, 2012

:the one where it doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are:

she spoke with poise and confidence. i looked on in admiration, the first lady, a mother. the melody of her words have echoed in my mind repeatedly.
"becoming president doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are."
of course i gave up my dream of presidency long ago, but i am a mother. the same rings true in motherhood.
becoming a mother doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are.
all the insecurities and fears i thought i had overcome rise to the surface when babies are born. realizing i am both completely selfish and unselfish. wanting time for myself yet giving every second away to six blue eyes looking up at me in need. realizing i am human and super-human in that humans yell and fail sometimes. super-humans love this crazy irrational love that heals all wounds and knows no bounds. realizing my materialism, yet choosing to simplify because "the most important things in life aren't things." realizing motherhood is my kryptonite bringing me to my knees in weakness. yet finding over and over again He is my strength.
no becoming a mother does not change who you are, it reveals who you are. the ugly-messy-beautiful,


  1. Oh crap. You mean all these issues I've been trying to fix are going to come back? ;)

    I was scared of that, & as we get closer to being parents, I do think about this & all my crazy complexities. I am thankful that the lord loves me & will help me along the way.

    Great post girl. :)

  2. That is beautiful. Both your words and the image. You two are stunning together!

  3. Amen. And yikes! But then grace.. and amen again.
    (happy to have finally made it all the over to your blog from ig! 'Bout time.)


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