In elementary school we learned how to use "I" statements to express our feelings. Example: "I feel x when y." So, a few"I" statements to express how I feel about being a momma...
I feel like a super empowered and exceptionally well adjusted new mom when on day 5 of motherhood I did the following with my child:library, blockbuster, starbucks, albertsons, costco, target. Phew.
I feel like an emotional wreck when on day 5 (after above marathon outing) I start crying at the 5 loads of clean laundry heaped on the bed that must be folded and put away.
I feel like a loved and cherished wife when my husband comes in, hugs me, and helps me fold the laundry.
I feel like my love for this little girl is so big it is terrifying. Which accounts for 839 "checks" I make in a night to be sure she's still breathing.
I feel delight in my family's love for Johonna- they're so worried about being a "pain" when they come to visit- but it is such a testament to their love for her- how could I be bothered by that!?!? Plus if I need to I know I can toss them the baby & go take a nap.
I feel thankful to God beyond measure for her.