Andie turned ONE MONTH old on Saturday (April 15th), and I can’t believe how fast time is flying by. How are you already a month old, sweet girl?! Even though it’s only been a month, I can’t remember life without her. I’ve come to realize that one can’t fully understand motherhood until one becomes a mother. Motherhood has changed me. It feels good and it hurts all at once. It is challenging but so fulfilling. It is your heart living on the outside of your body, and it is both wonderful and terrifying. It has a way of bringing you to your knees, because the love you’re experiencing is so overwhelming all you can do is pray. You will become extremely protective and oh so selfless. However, you’ll want to be selfish with your time because time feels like your worst enemy. Motherhood is sweat and tears (so many tears). It is diaper changes and feedings. It is days running into nights and nights running into days. It is lack of sleep, too much coffee, and not near enough showers. It is looking at your husband and missing the way things used to be. It is also watching your husband be a daddy and knowing you would never go back to the way things used to be if you could. Motherhood gives life a whole new meaning. Your appreciation and love for your husband will multiply times a billion. You will begin to dream new dreams. Your priorities will change. When the night finally gets quiet (you’re never quite sure how long the quiet will last) and you’re thanking God for helping you get through another day, you’ll know it’s all worth it – the good days/nights and the bad days/nights, the fears you’re already having about the future, all of it – because it forces you to depend on and trust God in a way you never have before, and you’ll find comfort in knowing His love for His child far outweighs yours.