Never in my wildest dream did I expect motherhood to be so much fun! Although I am one of the un-cluckiest people in the world, and had never held a baby before Winston, I am thrilled to embrace my new role, and new bub. For years I’d rejected the thought of having kids, even though I knew that hubby would make an awesome Dad. Each time I met a naughty toddler or heard about the difficulties of raising children, I grew a inch more determined to never join the club of parenthood.
But as King Solomon wisely noted in his proverbs, we make our plans, but God directs our steps. In my case, the steps along my journey to motherhood began with a change of heart (and health insurance), and pretty soon after that, Winston was conceived. As you have seen, from my smooth pregnancy journey, to Winston’s amazing entrance into this world (OK so you didn’t see this, but you can read hubby’s sweet notes about his birth here), and my gentle introduction into motherhood, the whole process has been nothing short of a miracle.
I was reflecting on all this when we stayed at the Park Hyatt Melbourne last weekend. I never thought that I would enjoy motherhood, let alone ‘thrive on it’, as my mother-in-law describes. I am so thankful for the joy of becoming a parent. I thank all our family and friends for their unconditional love, and to the thoughtful staff at the Park Hyatt Melbourne who made our stay so welcoming and room so baby-friendly.
Winston at 11 weeks old
I feel so unworthy of all these blessings, but I’m so thankful that motherhood has exceeded my best laid plans and wildest expectations. I wonder if you think you have life all mapped out, or perhaps you’re worried because your life isn’t going according to your plans. Don’t lose hope! Remember that it could just be God directing your steps toward an even better path to journey down. Just look at how He changed me!
上个周末我们住在墨尔本Park Hyatt宾馆的时候，我思索着这一切。我从来没有想过我会那么喜欢当母亲，我丈夫的母亲用“兴旺/旺盛”这次词来形容我。我很感谢神改变了我的心，感谢我们的家人和朋友们无条件的爱，也感谢Park Hyatt宾馆周到的工作人员使我们的住宿如此舒适。