As a wife…It took me a few years, but after I became a mom I learned how important a dad is in the picture. I knew I was important … I fed, bathed, dressed, and spent my days with my kids. Yet they needed my husband’s sense of humor. They needed my husband’s rough-housing. They needed my husband to let them try things that weren’t always safe. I realized that I didn’t have all the answers yet my husband and I made a great team.
As a mother… After I became a mom I also started volunteering and helping other people. I was trying to teach my kids how to share, how to think about others, how to do good … and I realized that the best way to teach my kids was to model it myself. I started helping teenage moms, and I invited people into our home–feeding them and mentoring them. And as I loved them my kids saw how to love.
What about you – what have you learned as a wife? As a mother?
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