Motherhood is teaching me to be THANKFUL in my disappointments.
One of my disappointments right now is Nia’s issues with nursing. She has had issues latching since birth.
This is NOT something I EXPECTED. None of the other 5 kids had ANY PROBLEMS nursing! I love nursing and it’s my favorite way to bond!
What God is teaching me through this?:
1. That I am NOT in control.
2. To change my expectations so they better match my reality
3. To do the BEST I CAN and trust Him for the rest.
4. To be THANKFUL in ALL circumstances!
I am thankful that she can still benefit from breastmilk because of my pump.
I thank HIM that she is healthy, growing and thriving.
I thank HIM that there are SO MANY other ways to bond with her (I kiss her and hold her close while she feeds), and that I am able to be with her all day!
God is good, all the time! When a child won’t latch, potty train when expected and even in an unexpected diagnosis. HE’S GOOD!
Motherhood will bring much joy and much disappointments.
I pray I continue to learn to be thankful in all of it!
“be thankful in all circumstances”! (1 Thess. 5:18)