The Joy of
Raising a Child
"God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race--
To enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims; and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving tender hearts. My soul blesses the great Father every day, that he has gladdened the earth with little children." ---Mary Howitt
No job on this earth can be more fulfilling, rewarding, and joyful, than being a mother. Ever since I've had my daughter, I feel a sense of purpose and importance that I didn't have before. What an amazing way a baby is to unite a wife and husband as family. Once you have a child, your whole life changes in an instant. Instead of living for yourself, you're living for someone else- a tiny person that loves you and depends on you.
If you've recently given birth, you may feel tired or worn out from lack of sleep. You may even occasionally miss your old way of life. But when you look into the precious face of your newborn, the love you feel for your child surpasses anything else. As your child grows, and takes little steps, and calls out to you, "mama", the pride and joy you feel is so wonderful. There is no job in this world that can compare to the job of being a mother.
me and my daughter at my college graduation
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