Monday, October 8, 2012

I'm going to be a mom...

As we approach the 1 month countdown until our due date, many thoughts have been filling our heads about the joys and struggles that lie ahead of us.  I know this doesn’t include everything that lies ahead, but regardless… I’m going to be a mom. 

I’m going to be a mom.
We have been blessed by the Lord with a sweet life
That has been formed and knitted in my womb for almost 9 months.
We were chosen to welcome a sweet little girl into our lives and hearts.
We have read numerous books, consulted friends, family and classes
Seeking knowledge and wisdom on childbirth and parenthood,
But how can you truly prepare for this…
I’m going to be a mom.

I’m going to be a mom.
I’m going to go through hours of pain, laboring to bring Brooke her first breath.
I will rely on the Lord and my husband for strength and peace.
Tears of joy will be streaming down our faces when we meet our precious child.
It will be surreal, as it is now, to even imagine a human being nestled perfectly inside of me.
We pray for a safe delivery and healthy mom and baby, whatever it takes by
Surrendering our will and control to God and the doctors on the day of her arrival.
I’m going to be a mom.

I’m going to be a mom.
Your first breath, will take ours away.
My body will be yours as I strive to produce and deliver your sustenance.
Our arms will be filled with affection, peace, and protection
As you, Brooke Grayson have been entrusted to our care.
We will endure sleepless nights and countless cries for help.
We will mess up. We will get frustrated. We will make it.
I’m going to be a mom.

I’m going to be a mom.
Your father and I will seek God’s guidance on how to be great parents.
We will love Him first, each other second, and you third.
We do this to ensure the best support and outcome for our lives.
This is not loving you less,
It is loving you more by letting Christ’s love flow down to you.
Though we’ve never met, you are so very loved by your Daddy and I.
I’m going to be a mom.

I’m going to be a mom.
We will watch you grow as you watch our every movement.
We will strive to be good examples of love and grace.
I will do my best to teach you how to be a Godly woman,
And your father will be the best example of a man’s love.
Our lives will forever change the day you arrive,
We welcome you with open arms and hearts, sweet child.
I’m going to be a mom.

I’m going to be a mom.
I will have a shadow from now until you’re “too cool”.
We will bathe you, feed you, clothe you and fix your hair.
We will kiss and tickle you.
We will love you with every ounce of love you can bare.
We will also discipline you and teach you how to obey.
You won’t always like us, but you will always know we love you.
I’m going to be a mom.

I’m going to be a mom.
No longer is my life my own.
Your father and I will delight as we show you off to the world.
When you’re sick, we will do all we can to make you better.
When you’re happy, we will share in the joy and rejoice.
Always ready and willing, with open arms to embrace you,
And love you for you are our daughter.
I’m going to be a mom.

I’m going to be a mom.
I will get yelled at, talked back to, and ignored.
Fear not, for I  have been a daughter too and I know these things will pass.
I will always be there as a shoulder to cry on and a listening ear.
I will always know more than you think I do,
And I will try my best to give you your freedom and watch you learn and grow.
I pray you will seek the Lord and not the attention of man.
I’m going to be a mom.

I’m going to be a mom.
We welcome the Lord to bless us with many more dear children.
Your father and I know you will be a great example and testimony of love.
We hope to fill our home and hearts with brothers and sisters for you Brooke Grayson.
You will always be our first child, you will be a role model and a big sister.
Lord, we’re ready for whatever may come our way,
We give you all glory, honor and praise.
I’m going to be a mom.


  1. <3 I adore you Kalynn! Honestly, you're one of the most precious people... ever! Thank you so much for your love and support sweet friend :)

  2. Very beautifully written, Kimmie!

  3. Thank you so very much Mrs. Watkins! That means a lot to me coming from a such agreat example of a loving wife and mother.

  4. yep, definitely teary right now!! So incredibly true and sweet!! Brooke G is so blessed to have you as her mommy!!

  5. :) thanks so much Rebecca... we can't wait to meet our little girl!