A question for mothers: What was your biggest sacrifice for your children?
I was recently asked this question by a newly pregnant mom..and I thought about it for some time. I immediately thought about what my mom sacrificed for me.
"Wow! What a great question! The first thing that popped into my mind was knowing that while they are our gifts from God, ultimately they are His. The thought in and of itself keeps me continually loving on them. Watching parents struggle and grieve the loss of their young mystifies me; how does God make them THAT strong?"
"Probably my career". "My body, it just didn't matter any more."
"my life but that was also my biggest blessing. I died shortly after having my first and they told me that would happen because my body just couldn't handle a pregnancy at that time. Second was - I thought ever getting married, a lie satan tries to tell single abused pregnant young women. Someone tried to talk me into having an abortion (well several people including my parents) and one of the things they said to try to make me decide to have an abortion was that having this baby would mean that I was giving up on the man God had for me for this baby that was going to be too hard to raise on my own. The last large thing was college...I had signed up to take college classes but felt like I needed to work and pay the mortgage so we have a place to live...then when my first was younger the only way I could afford care, and housing was to work 2 or 3 jobs...no room for college classes...but honestly I won't change any of it. God used every bit of it to be a blessing...even the super hard stuff."
"Food choices and my sanity .....I have had to 100% change my way of life due to my food allergy kids. Each day I live my life around food prep and fear. I can't mess up, not even once or it could be fatal. Certain restaurants we aren't allowed to even walk in...(five guys) . His sports....I'm constantly looking over his shoulder for the snack they bring.
I can't attend certain cook outs that I used to love. Friends birthdays because all cake is unsafe.. I can't even attend "spirit night" at chick fil a with my kids. Every vacation with friends or family I send emails with rules, so that we can attend. So embarrassing. Neighbors have to wipe down before we show up. It's exhausting . But if that's what I have to do to keep My children's safe, I do it. Not sure if that's a sacrifice ....but it sure feels
Like one being the mother of a food allergy kid. Haha Of course there are others.
My body, My sleep, My profanity. "