On 9 March 2006, God placed a special gift into my arms, my baby girl, Netanya was born.
When the nurse place her on me right after the delivery, there was no words to describe the kind of emotions that overwhelmed me. There was this great relieved that she is healthy, and the excitement of being a mom again, and the anxiety of wanting to do everything right for her, and the uncertainty of how I'll cope with a jealous toddler and a baby's needs, and the overflowing love for her and of course the physical tiredness of having just gone through labor. Unlike the first time, I also experienced a certain peace and assurance that everything will eventually be alright.
Some things that I tell myself:
Learn to enjoy each moment
Every parenting difficulty is a challenge that will eventaully work out
One step at a time, one day at a time
Your children are not perfect, be patient and love them for who they are
You are also not perfect, don't expect yourself to be able to do everything right
Every new day is a fresh start, don't be angry that the kids woke you up the night before
God's grace is always sufficient!