The Velveteen Mother

Who knew that motherhood could bring such joy?

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I certainly didn’t expect it. Even from a young age, I knew I would one day tip-toe into the unknown world of motherhood. But I was like the Velveteen Rabbit, wondering what it was to be REAL. These three little girls have worn love right into my soul.

At the ripe and optimistic age of eighteen, I naively thought that you became things – you became a doctor or a mother or a wife. The truth is – I am forever “becoming” who I am meant to be. A work in progress. He’s not finished with me yet.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory…” Ephesians 3:20

  • Jenn

    who knew indeed! I wouldn’t trade my two little ones for anything. Motherhood – the most humbling & rewarding role I’ve ever been given.

    Your girls are beautiful!

    • http://stephaniesheaffer.com/ Stephanie Sheaffer

      You said it exactly right. :)

  • http://www.thepixelboutique.com Nicole Bateman

    You are such a beautiful mother, inside and out. It ‘s always fun seeing you ‘mother’ in person. :)

    • http://stephaniesheaffer.com/ Stephanie Sheaffer

      And YOU are such an encouraging friend! Love you!

  • JulieK

    That is super sweet…. I totally know what you mean. I feel like I’m still “wearing into” Mom-hood… some days I turn to hubby and say “I still feel like the “real parents” are going to come pick our kids up from the babysitters! LOL. It’s such a changed life from before having children and I am always amazed that it’s MY life. I wouldn’t change it (although I would make the day about 6 hours longer if I could – during bedtime! LOL).

  • http://www.welcometomarriedlife.com/ Krista

    So encouraging to think that we’re ALL still becoming. Hard when we’re always comparing ourselves and there will always be someone farther along than we are.

    • http://stephaniesheaffer.com/ Stephanie Sheaffer

      True. Tim and I were just reflecting on this topic, how it so often seems that other parents are sailing through the world seamlessly – while we’re rowing in a tumbledown canoe. ;)