The 2nd Time Around
We welcomed Ava Rose into our lives November 27, 2017. Along with her came joy, happiness, smiles, sleepless nights, very little cooking, disagreements, and a few tears. Transitioning into the life of a parent of two is not an easy task. First of all, you have to figure out how to tend to the needs of this new little person. True enough, I had experience from my first child, but it is different with another baby. You have to learn their temperament and remember those little things that may have slipped your memory after four years. Secondly, figuring out a balance in life is on another level. You want to be the best for everybody without disappointing nor hurting anyone. Thirdly to infinity, everyday is new and improved including the disasters (all learning curves). I am so imperfect at it all. My fallacies keep me reaching for my internal strength, the Holy Spirit. God was so thoughtful to send us this awesome guide and comforter. He knew years ago, you and I would need guidance to navigate through life. Motherhood can be extremely overwhelming at times, not to mention being a wife as well. We face many obstacles while trying to be virtuous in all areas. The most important detail that we must focus on is putting ourselves first while accomplishing everything. There is no way we can be great without being whole. The Holy Spirit constantly tells me when I’m shifting off course, plus my hormones are still imbalanced. I need a lot of realignment through prayer and the word. Great thanks to the special people God has strategically placed in my life! The phone calls and texts just to say, thinking and praying for you are so uplifting. They’re ALWAYS right on time! Our savior has all the bases covered.
It’s a blessing be a mother and wife. Undoubtedly, there will be plenty of off days with everyone within my household and life, but thankfully, we can get directions whenever needed.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words” (NIV, Romans 8:26).