According to one of my favorite authors, Bo Sanchez, the intersecting area formed between the circle that is your passion and the other circle that is your potential is your purpose.
When I was younger, it’s safe to say that motherhood was not on the top of my passion list, nor my potential list. I was the youngest child, which made me not a fan of kids. When my sister and I were asked to take care of younger cousins when their parents went on errands, my sister would jump at the opportunity, and would thrive in the role. I just chugged along.
Fast forward, and now, I have two kids. Despite motherhood not seeming to be my passion nor potential early on, the idea of it being my PURPOSE is so real and strong. I am blessed to be a mother of a neurotypical boy and a girl under the spectrum.
I’m not going to lie, I sometimes look at other kids and long for my daughter to be like them. I picture us shopping together, having our nails done, figuring out what kind of fashion style she has, etc. Then I revert back to my old not-fond-of-kids self and get angry at her when she makes a mess, or when she doesn’t listen and retain when I say “No!”. I’m not perfect, and I try to acknowledge my emotions as they happen to help me process it and turn it back to love.
Despite all this, one thing is true. I’m called to help her in every way I can. It can be a rough journey, but nothing ever really came easy. It may not be my passion nor my potential, but it becomes my true purpose because of LOVE.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139: 14
Happy Mother’s Day!