[BOY MOMS] Chelsea from The Contented Wife Blog

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hi there! I'm Chelsea and I blog over at The Contented Wife Blog. I'm so excited to be taking over Elizabeth's blog for today and share with you a few thoughts on being a boy mom.

But first, a family picture because we just had them done by my sister and I'm kind of in love with them :)

I'll admit, I was scared to have a boy! I was nervous to share that post back in August, but I'm so glad I did. Many boy moms could relate, and I was glad to know I wasn't alone in my fears. Today, I'd like to expand a little bit on that post and explain why I no longer have this fear.

I've come to the realization that any relationship is something we have to cultivate. My parents and I don't have a wonderful relationship simply because they are my parents. We have a great relationship because we have invested in each other's lives and truly want the relationship to be strong. My siblings and I are very close and I credit that to our parents teaching us the value of family relationships. We all see that and want to be close, as well as for our kids to be close.

Why would my relationship with my son be any different?

I know that at this point in our lives (he just turned one) he adores me and my husband. Most one year olds love their parents automatically. But when he grows older, say into his teenage years and beyond, what would make him want to keep a close relationship with his mom and dad? Well, I believe we have to start at an early age making him feel loved, appreciated, and valued as a member of our family.

I was in a good friend's wedding when this picture was taken - I'm not normally that dressed up. :) 
Proverbs says to train a child up in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. I find comfort in that. I believe the verse is talking mainly about training the child up to love the Lord and live their life in service to Him, but I also believe strong family connections kind of go hand in hand with that.

I'm no longer scared my boy will grow up to not like me. I'm confident that by growing and cultivating our relationship from the very beginning will pave the way for a lifelong bond that only a mother and son could share. I realize the day will come when he have a new girl to love and please, and I pray that the Lord gives me comfort during those days, but for now I'll be content playing with him on the floor, singing songs to him as I put him to sleep, and watching him grow by the minute.

I love and embrace being a boy mom and I hope you do too! Thanks to Elizabeth for letting me post on her blog today! :) If you liked this post, I hope you'll follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Have a wonderful week!

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