I love this song because it's about a single girl who just wants to be a Mom (story of the first 21 years of my life). Now that I finally am a Mom...I found out that its pretty routine. I was climbing into bed the other night, I'd just sneaked in to look at Lily sleeping and then said prayers with my dear husband. I got in bed feeling so happy and thinking, "Almost everything I did today, I'm going to do again tomorrow...and I've been doing it for almost 9 months now." Sometimes I think about the routine (laundry, dishes, dinners, grocery shopping, dressing Lily, changing diapers, having to eat even though I'm sick of eating after being pregnant for 5 months) and I ask myself, "Is this it?"
Well, the other night I realized...of coarse that's not it! That's a total lie. A LIE. My life is not just about the routine things that I'm doing, but what I'm becoming in the process and what I'm helping the people around me become. Yes, I do the same thing every day, but in the last 9 months I've come so far, I've learned so much. There are things that one cannot see that have changed significantly. Example: Below is a picture of our next little baby girl who is due at Christmas. This ultra sound was taken at 6 weeks. The baby is between the two small white x's.
Now look at this picture, taken just three and a half months later. This is a side view of her head and arm. Just by existing and eating - that change happened.
So, maybe the whole idea of becoming doesn't seem like a very big deal but to me, it gives everything that I'm doing a purpose.