Every day is different with a house full of kids. Some days are easy where everyone is content and happy. Some days are hard where none of the children seem to be getting along which involves a lot of screaming and crying.
The good weeks are when we all can have our emotions under control several days in a row. Those moments define glamorous motherhood. They will cause you to feel the most blessed mom in the world!
With having five little children in the house (the oldest being seven years old), many positive memories are created with these children. Here is the list of why I love having all these children. Yes, my hands are full, but they are also full of life and love!
I absolutely love seeing my children interact with each other through sharing and doing imaginary play together. The ultimate is when the older siblings make sure their younger siblings are involved and a part of their imaginary play.
Whether you have two children or ten, you know what warm feeling inside of you after getting a glimpse of your children playing so nicely together.
Seeing Jesus In Them
The ones with unconditional love are your little ones. You discipline them and minutes later they are your best friend again. Young children demonstrate to us what it means to not hold a grudge against anyone. They remind us of what unconditional love looks like from our Father.
Children can also demonstrate to us true worship. Not caring what others think while dancing, spinning, and raising their hands- truly worshiping God. Here is a video of my two year old dancing with all her heart.
Another quality of Jesus that I continually learn and receive from my children is their child like faith. When children believe something, they believe in it with all their heart. They don’t leave room for doubt or hesitation. I’ve had experiences with my two older boys where they’ve prayed and believed for something and saw it came to pass. Such a beautiful thing to see and experience with them! Here is the FB LIVE video I created to share in detail with you those to events.
Children are created in the image of God, and with that they are each placed with specific gifts in their life. It’s our responsibility as the parent to nourish and help develop each of those gifting’s. As our children grow up, it is a joy seeing those gifts come to life.
Teaching Me Lessons and Learning More About Myself
Like I said in the post, So Why Does It Get Easier The More Children You Have, there are breakthroughs that happen in my life just because I am a mom. Weaknesses that I deal with now, I had no idea were inside of me until I had children. My children are the iron in my life. They are being used to teach me more about myself and teach me lessons that will impact me forever.
After I created the post, Is It Selfish to Not Receive, I meditated on the fact that children freely give and freely receive. For example, my two boys like to give people money. They will go up to an adult and hand them a quarter. The adult will feel guilty receiving it, but it breaks my boy’s hearts when the gift they are offering is not received. That quarter means a lot to them, so they think in return it would mean a lot to the adult. The best thing that receiver could do is joyously receive it and thank my boys.
On the other side of it, my children LOVE to receive. Any gift given to them unexpectedly, they will surely not turn it down!
With this in mind, the lesson I have been learning lately from my children is the idea of freely giving and receiving.
My children are not perfect. Like I said above- there are moments of fighting, screaming, and whining. But after putting so much energy and work into parenting… there are times you’re able to catch those gold moments with your children… which then you realize, it was worth it all!
This is why I love having all these children. What do you love most about having your children?