As a Mentor Mom for Mothers of Pre-Schoolers, I am in the company often of lots of smart, young millennial and GenX moms. It is my pleasure to welcome Vanessa Carrell, my Discussion Group Leader, to share her love story on the blog today!

Millennial Mom Love

by Vanessa Carrell

The moment I held my baby boy I knew I’d do anything for him. I was prepared to give up my career and time with friends. I was fine with giving up going out to fancy restaurants and spontaneous travel.

Vanessa Carrell and her son Michael

I was not prepared to give up my sleep or my memory. Giving up those two things was hard. I LOVE sleep, and memory is pretty cool too. But surprisingly I sacrificed. No matter how tired I was, as I stumbled through the darkness following the sounds of baby cries, when I looked at my little boy I was content with the sacrifice.

I discovered that when you have a baby you give up your own desires—even your life—and you live for this tiny, little person. I love this little boy so much, I would literally die for him.

And then I realized that’s how much God loves me. He sacrificed His one and only son so that I could have eternal life. If I love my baby this much I know God loved His baby just as much and, still He made that sacrifice. For me. For Michael. For you.

Wow! Love is a powerful thing and I’m so grateful for the family God has given me to love and for God’s love for me.

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Vanessa has grasped a life-changing paradigm in a way that serves her and her family in her generation. I am grateful for her leadership at our MOPS table and in our group. She gives me confidence that future generations will still love and serve God long after I finish. Older generations, like mine, can rest in the leadership that God is developing to lead us forward!

Please leave a comment below to encourage Vanessa in her Millennial Mom journey.   

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