A friend from Montreal came to visit for a few days this week and Sebby and I had a blast hanging out with her! We hadn't seen her since our wedding (she was one of my bridesmaids) so this was the first time we spent time together since I entered this new stage of life as a mom. The best part of her visit was catching up and talking about life.
I was encouraged as I thought about God's grace in my life as we talked about the past.
She reminded me that only a few years ago, I was in no hurry to have kids. Although I got along well with other peoples kids, I just wasn't super interested. Now, only a few years later, I have my own little one who I just love to bits.
I laughed when we talked about how whining or crying used to have little effect on me. Now, crying really bothers me, I feel so sad when Sebby is crying. I remember so vividly the first time he started crying hard in his carseat while we were driving (he was about a week old)...I felt so bad that I started crying too. I find it particularly difficult when Sebby cries when we put him in bed and almost always struggle with the urge to rush in immediately as soon as he starts crying to comfort him. Overall I can see in my life that God has been developing a much greater sense of compassion in me, especially for children.
She also commented about my patience with Sebby at one point. I am encouraged that she noticed that God has been growing me in the area of patience during this season in life and sees me as a patient Mom. Although sometimes I definitely feel impatient, I am thankful that it doesn't show too much and will trust that God will continue to build patience in me.
When I think back, I am amazed at how God works in people including me. Through entrusting Sebby to Darren & I, God has refined me in many ways and opened my eyes to a whole new perspective on life. I am so thankful for him!
Hugs & secrets for Momma.
What a cutie!