John 16: 21
A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief (anguish, agony) becuase her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she no longer remembers her pain (trouble, anguish) becuase she is so glad that a man (child, human being) has been born into the world (her world).
I am a mother of two wonderful boys, i never really imagined i was going to end up being mum of boys but God never makes mistakes.
When i had my first son, my heart was filled with so much joy, i could not explain it and to crown it all up he came on my birthday (Nathaniel – Gift from God). he has been a source of blessing and joy to me ever since.
Three years after i had my second boy whom i thought was going to be a girl but as soon as we saw the scan i was glad that Nathaniel now has a playmate (Joshua – Saviour, Deliverer) his name came from the fact that he literally died at birth and God brought him back to life.
Here i am with these two wonderful annointed souls that God has decided to bring into my life, feeling blessed and honoured for God to entrust me with generations present in their loins yet to be born, for me to nature, raise, shape, discipline, love, protect, lead, teach and most of all guide in the way of the Lord that they may fullfill purpose.
With boys you get so much love and affection expressed to you like never before, being the only girl in my house has its own privilleges – you dont get to share you stuff with no one. You get triple the love, triple the gifts, triple the hugs but also triple the man problem.
With boys you have to teach them to be strong and bold and at the same time tender and sweet, to respect others and to command respect, to be responsible and to manage, to organise and to build, then to discern and to see with the inner eyes. To be a solution and to add value, and ultimately to know their God and who they are in christ Jesus.
My Journey as a Mum of boys has been an interesting one, i look at my boys and i can see parts of me in them and also parts of my husband in them. i can also see how significantly different they are.
My first son loves to play football and he does a good job at being dedicated to this passion, he loves to play video games and he is very academically alert, he loves to strive to be the best at everything he does.
While my second son has got a very sweet and large heart, he loves to help out, by the way he is an upcoiming chef as he has got a unique sense of smell and creativity when it comes to cooking, he is very observant ( he is the only one that notices when i change my hair style or shape my brows or even polish my finger nails. He can sense your emotions and try to connect.
As a mother God has your purpose all planned out, he has got an assignment for your life. “He gave you your child/children on purpose, he has intentionally entrusted you with their unique traits, special personality, and precious heart to specifically be guided and loved by you” – Sally Clarkson
Look forward to my next post on challenges i have faced raising boys