I don't blog much about being a parent, I'm not sure why. I am one and I have been for over 12 years. I love being one and if you have been around here for a while you know that we would love to have more children.
I guess most of the mummy bloggers I have come across all have younger children, when I started blogging my child was already older and he didn't really provide me with much blogging material, he went through a phase of not liking photos. Actually he may still be in that phase.....
I am really blessed to have a great kid, not that we don't have issues, but he generally responds really well whenever we have an issue and it goes away, at least for a while. Hormones and teenage years means that that we often get a bad attitude but we can usually deal with it and we have a break before the next one hits.
Parenting is one thing I don't usually doubt myself on. I am not perfect but I am pretty confident that as a mum I do ok. I was a single mum for 7 years and there were times I did doubt what I was doing and I really wished I had someone to support me and reassure me that I was doing the right thing, as wonderful as your family and friends are it is not the same as your husband partnering with you and helping you along the journey.
I am so blessed now to have a wonderful husband who helps me and supports me and shares in the joys of parenting.
Becoming a family wasn't easy, we had lots of things to sort out. Our first year of marriage was our first year together as a family and we had some interesting conversations. I was so used to making all of the decisions in my life for myself and my son and Nick was not used to children at all. It was interesting....
Anyway fast forward to 4 1/2 years later and I am so proud of my boy, he is growing into a very fine young man. I love how he is getting stronger and taller and is so helpful :-)
I love how he can have a conversation with adults and be respectful, I love hearing his voice change and I love hearing him talk about anything really (my boy like most males has limited words for use during the day, me being a female often struggle with the lack of words from him).
Me thinking about parenting all started this morning when I sat down to have my coffee, I started to read Kate's blog which lead me to Laney's blog that then lead me to Rachaels blog and back to Laney's blog (I'm not even sure how that trail all happened but it happens often with me and next thing you know I have been at the computer for hours)
I haven't read Rachael's or Laney's blog before but they both started me thinking about being a mum and then I read Laney's request:
"So please send me one short sentence describing something that is good about being a mum"
So I thought about it and for me it is this
"Seeing my son grow into the man that I know he can be"
Being a mum is rewarding and humbling and my prayer is that when he leaves home he is ready to be the best that he can be and that I have done all that I can to help him achieve that.