Becoming a Parent

By Rosemary Sikora

Becoming a mom was the best decision of my life. From the first yes I said to my husband to now saying yes to life has brought me closer and closer to God by accomplishing what I have always been called to do. Every day I feel the greatest sense of peace and accomplishment of my life in fulfilling my vocation.

People told me to “Wait to get married, wait to have kids… Your life will end.” Well now I don’t understand what they meant. 

How is this life a death sentence? To wake up to someone that would die for me every day, to wake up to my daughter who loves me and her dad more than anything she knows? What life could I want that’s greater than this?

Is my prayer life “good” right now? In short, no it’s not. I don’t have as much time for anything anymore. But now I am closer to God than I ever have been, even more than when I had the time to pray. By accomplishing what God has always called me to, I feel closer to Him than ever before.

Marrying my husband was the best decision of my life. I love him more than I ever thought I could love someone. I had thought to myself, “How could I love anything more than him?” But then our daughter was born. She is an eternal soul that we created by the love we share and she’s completing our vocation as a married couple. 

The love for our daughter that my husband and I share has brought us so much closer together. Our marriage has grown exponentially since having our baby; we are now in charge of this soul’s salvation. Her everything is reliant on us and who we are as a family will determine who she will be, and where she will end up after this life.

The task of bringing my husband and daughter to heaven with me is the greatest gift I have ever received. I am ecstatic to walk through life with them, and cross into eternity with them by my side.