Last week, I shared the wonderful perks of being a MOBster. This week, it’s all about the girls. In addition to our two boys, we have one daughter. The thought of it cracks me up sometimes. I’ve never been a girly-girl. I hate combing hair, and I only recently learned how to put on mascara. As a kid, I often rejected my mom’s offers to teach me how to cook, and I hated ironing. I have close girlfriends but no true bosom buddies, if you will. I’ve struggled with body and self-confidence issues for most of my life, and made terrible choices when it came to boys. And yet…God saw fit to make me the mom of a daughter. Ha!
So in honor of being the mom a little feisty and fearless baby girl, here are some of the top reasons why I love being a girl mom:
- I have first-hand knowledge and experience in what it means to be a girl. I know you’re never really prepared for raising a kid no matter what; but, I at least have a little experience in girlology and what we expect in the years ahead.
- Girl clothes…and shoes…and stockings…and hair accessories. While a danger to the wallet, shopping for little girls is so much fun. The clothes are cute, and there are so many types of outfits and accessories to buy.
- I’m not longer outnumbered by the males in our house. Counting the dog, we’re tied at 3-3. No longer will I have to watch sports games and action hero cartoons all day (at least I hope not).
- I’ll have someone who’s just as excited as I am to see a chick flick. Hubbie will occasionally go with me to see girly movies, but he makes it very clear that he’s only going because of me.
- I’m entrusted with raising up a God-fearing woman who loves people, is capable of living out her purpose in life and caring for her husband and family.That’s quit a bit to keep me motivated.
- The thought of seeing my baby girl as a mom herself makes me want to cry.Though, to be honest, since becoming a mom, it doesn’t take much to pull at my heart and make me tear up.
- I have to face and conquer my own insecurities and fears. As a parent, I realize what I model through my speech and actions, trickles down to our kids. As a result, I’m having to face my own failings to provide her with the best example as I can.
This list may not be as long as the ones for the boys, but I assure you the benefits of being a girl mom are so worth it. As Christiana gets older, starts to talk and take on a personality of her own, I imagine this list will get longer and longer. By the way, here are some of my go-to resources for us girl moms:
- Websites: The Mod Squad, More to Be
- Books: 31 Days of Prayer for our Daughters, Impact My Life: Biblical Mentoring Simplified
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