Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Are you sure you want to have a kid??

One of our ministers, Scott, is teaching a parenting class to newly married couples and asked for feedback on Facebook. My response was turning into a novel (shocker), so I decided to post it here: Right after London was born, my aunt asked me in a sweet and romantic way, "Oh Kathrine, do you even know what you did before London was born??" I know what she wanted me to say. I was supposed to say something mushy like, "No, I don't. I can't even remember life before London. It was all so meaningless and dull before her." However all I could think to say was, "Yes I remember what I did! I went to movies and went out to nice restaurants and slept in on Saturdays!" Being a parent is so hard, yet so wonderful all at the same time. It has already flown by, and even though I'm sometimes so tired that I want to cry, I have never regretted one minute when Christian and I put London first...above our hobbies, our friends, our household chores, and even our ministry. We love God more than anything and because of that we love London. Yes we go on dates. Yes we read the bible and pray....we are not neglecting those relationships. But right now, our main goal for the next 16 years is to make a disciple out of the precious little human than God has entrusted to us. So, those of you planning to have kids better be prepared to kiss your selfish days goodbye. You will trade in late night movies for late night baby rocking, but trust me, it is so worth it!


Brittnie said...

Totally agree with all of this. . . love you friend!

Mary Kay said...

Then before you know it, you are back at home alone...get to go on dates when you want, watch tv alone and sleep in if you want to (and if you can still remember how) but then all you want to really do is be with your kids and grandkids! :) Love you girl! Thanks for sharing from your heart...and loving that sweet girl!