During your first year of life, I learned an important lesson about being your Mommy. That lesson is that I need to work harder to love Daddy than to love you. There is no doubt in my mind since the minute you were born that I will always love you. I knew that the moment the nurses placed you on my chest.
Even though we are one family, Mommy and Daddy are joined together by a covenant before God, while you and Mommy are joined together through a natural, miraculous birth. That means I will always be your Mommy, but I always need to honor the promise I made to be Daddy’s wife and to love him with all my being. One thing I want you to know and remember is that before I was your mother, I was Daddy’s wife.
To be honest, it is sometimes easier to love you. It is very easy for me to make sacrifices so that you can live a wonderful, comfortable life. But there have been times when I put your comfort above Daddy’s needs, and I had to confess that my priorities needed to change.
I am convinced that more than a life of comfort, protection, new experiences, growth, and success, you need the foundation of a secure home, which begins with the way I exemplify my love for Daddy. I believe if I honor my marital covenant faithfully, you will understand God’s love for you more deeply. I believe if I love Daddy and put his needs first, you will naturally feel loved by us. Ultimately, I have learned that one of the greatest gifts I can tangibly give you is the gift of a loving, united marriage.
Remember…our family started the day Mommy and Daddy got married and made holy vows to be husband and wife. This is something I want you to know about Mommy.
[ written July 2015 ]