“The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes one a mother–which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician.”
— Sydney J. Harris
I read this quote the other day and it made me ponder…a little thought. Who do I think I am…do I think I can just be a mother by birthing a child?
By nature, I love to learn and soak up information…I will spend my day reading books and waste hours reading blogs and articles on the internet.
[“Hello. My name is Dana…I’m an information junkie.”]
The challenge (for me) will not be “learning how to be a mom”…it will be the implementation of what I’ve learned. I can see myself having this tendency as a mom to want to read about all sorts of topics…breastfeeding, getting your child to sleep at night, how to teach them, socializing your child with other children…and before I know it my child will be graduating from college and I will not know one thing about them or what makes them excited in life. But, boy howdy, will I know the exact process of how to get things done.
But will I really know?
Lord, please change my heart from desiring the “treasure of knowledge”. Instead, give me the desire to be a mom that plays with her children when the house is messy and find balance in my learning so I can model Your goodness and love. Most of all, help me to love my children and BE with my children…instead of wanting to BE with things that can fill my brain.