I have a lot of spiritual sons and daughters and I'm only 29.
People started calling me mom about 3 or 4 years ago and to be honest, it made me uncomfortable.
If you know me, you know that I am indifferent about having children (read: I don't want to have kids). I realize this will probably change once I meet my husband...but we digress.
I am blessed with an incredible mother. She is the most selfless person I know, she loves hard and intentionally, and she always puts herself last.
So when I think of a mom, I think of those qualities and characteristics. And frankly, I didn't want the burden...at least, not yet.
Then the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart one day and said, 'Stop running from the calling I've placed on your life.'
I am called to be selfless. I am called to pick up those 2am phone calls. I am called to love without expecting anything in return. I am called to send those text messages just to make sure they're okay. I am called to hug them tight and remind them that they're loved. I am called to look them in the eyes and speak life. I am called to be a mom.
It's not always easy. And I'm certainly not perfect at it. But I'm doing my best.
And who knows?
Maybe I'll have my own kids some day.