BE BOLD TODAY
Hello, I wanted to introduce myself for today's post, because lets be honest a lot has happened in my life and I am not the same girl I was a year ago. Also for all you new readers, here's a little bit about me!
I am married to an amazing man, John Bird. He has challenged me so much in our short time as husband and wife so far. Now I am blessed to have the role of mom along side my husband who now gets to have the role of dad. One big question I keep getting asked is, "how has having a child changed your marriage?". Me and John were only married for a little over a year when our son was born. Needless to say we didn't have a lot of "just us" time, and my experience is different than others because we are all simply different. However, us having a baby has forced us to talk about things more, and has challenged us to lean on each other and Christ more. Yes, it has been hard, there have been fights, tears, and sleepless nights, but marriage is hard in general. Adding a baby is just adding another twist to our marriage, that we get to learn and grow from together.
We are blessed beyond belief with out little man, Paul. His smile is endless, and his joy could change even the deepest frown. It's not all rainbows, parenting is HARD. Even though Paul has been great, and we wouldn't change anything, being a mom is a very demanding responsibility. Let's be honest kids are needy, no matter the age 15 days, 15 months, or 15 years, they need guidance, nurturing, and love.
Paul is only three months old right now, but God has used him to teach me so much. He has shown me a new perspective of the word "love". I never understood what it was like to love someone in this way. That also gives me a new perspective on God giving up His own son to die for OUR sin. Let me be honest, I could NOT do that, and that is the selfish TRUTH. It's easy to say you give everything over to God, but after having Paul that has been so hard for me. I pray that God works in my own heart to the point where He has my whole heart, and we have to remember that takes time and grace, time and grace.
Paul has pushed me to grow in patience.....story time. When Paul was a few weeks old the thing called "sleep" was forgotten. When he would cry in the middle of the night I would literally look at my beautiful baby boy and say, "WHY, PAUL, I JUST WANT TO SLEEP. YOUR FINE." Pretty sure John thought I was going crazy. Now I will admit I got blessed with him sleeping more at night, but even without that my patience has changed since then. Maybe its the daily coffee, maybe it's learning from other moms, maybe it's getting used to the sleeping pattern but a huge part is putting Paul's needs above my own desires.
Hear me out, I am NOT perfect and have a lot to learn for this mom thing. But the story that has just begun, is already my favorite journey. What are you learning in YOUR season of life right now?
Hey there! Thank you for visiting my blog today. My name is Kailyn and I am a Christian blogger, Coffee drinker, and now a mom! Sounds like your cup of tea? I would love to hear from you!