Being a young mom, at times, can be really challenging. Honestly, being a mom in general can just be challenging (can I get an amen?!) I’ve learned a lot from having kids young…I’ve seen people stare at the grocery store (especially when Leland throws a tantrum) ;) and sometimes people ask why we had kids right away. Yes, we had kids young. I’m 23 so it’s not that young but ok- it’s not old either. Maybe being because a mom is underrated these days- while careers are being overrated it seems. Did I finish college? No. Did I get a degree? No. But, I think I’m doing alright. After we got married, we didn’t first save money…then buy a house….then get pregnant. Nope! We were married four (very short) months, lived in a one bedroom apartment, and I was in cosmetology school. Then we got pregnant. Bah-bam! Talk about a total surprise and turn in our plans. Not exactly the way we thought we we’re heading as a couple. But do you know what? God has shaped me, molded me and changed me more in these past three years that ever before.
I love being a young mom. Life is full and always changing and this is such a beautiful season in our lives. Loving on these two little boys day in and day out is a blessing and I never want to take it for granted. My days are full of purpose- knowing that I am spending my days investing into little ones who will and can one day make a difference in this world is huge. Knowing that I am teaching them and trying my best to show them Jesus’ love so that one day they can do the same is such a wonderful feeling. Sure, it can be tiring at times…but I know that my time with them is worth it all. Really, we could have had it all together and THEN had kids. But obviously there is never the “perfect” or “right” time. God obviously has time in His hands. So, instead of shying away- I will be proud to be a mom- and a young mom at that. I wouldn’t have it any other way.