My friend over at Flourishing Mother had a thoughtful post today and referenced this quote about motherhood that I found very inspiring.
"I'd like to suggest that we stop thinking of motherhood as something we do, or even as something we are, and instead envision motherhood as a practice through which we ourselves are formed… We need to recognize that God uses parenting to form us, to shape our character, to move us toward being more like Christ. Our relationships with our children change us indelibly. Certainly, we are an important factor in their spiritual formation, but they are just as important in ours." ~Carla Barnhill "The Myth of the Perfect Mother"