Lessons of a New Mom: Love is a Discipline

olive chan —  February 22, 2012 — Leave a comment

This is a preview of a guest post I wrote for my friend Daisy Go‘s blog: My Journey Into Motherhood

Living life with an infant, I feel like I am learning afresh that love is often a discipline. The word “discipline” might come as a surprise to you.  But what I mean is that love is made up of all the little choices I make throughout the day.  Some of these choices are easy (like dropping everything to play with my smiling baby) but many times the choices require more effort.

love is a disciplineBabies are cute, but the reality is that they’re not so all the time. When there’s a big poop leak at the end of an exhausting day, I need to choose to love my daughter and to offer her grace in the practical ways of cleaning her up and washing the clothes and whatever else she soiled…

Continue reading this blog post here.