7 Love Lessons I Learned from My Children

Photo by: Krishann Briscoe
People are not disposable
As a parent, we couldn't imagine not being there for our children. We watch the news and hear stories, and can't fathom how someone would give up on ... more 
Photo by: Krishann Briscoe
People are not disposable
As a parent, we couldn't imagine not being there for our children. We watch the news and hear stories, and can't fathom how someone would give up on their child. To not stand by them as they encounter health or behavioral challenges, or whatever it might be. Why? Because as a parent there is nothing we value or hold more dearly than our babies. If our child made a mistake, we stand by their side to get them through it. We wouldn't threaten to leave them or walk away, leaving them to muddle through the pieces. There is a grace we give our children that many of us fail to extend to our spouses. But they shouldn't be disposable either. Our spouses should know that even in the midst of a trial or hardship, we will be by their side.
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Almost a year ago, I shared love lessons I wanted my daughters to know. But the thing is, as much as I aspire to teach them, they've been two of my greatest teachers. Being a mother has taught me so much about life and love, and I truly believe being a mother has made me a better wife. When I met my husband, I was already a mother. It is a role that has shaped the very essence of who I am. The qualities I possessed as a mother turned out to be some of the very things he ended up loving about me. In fact, they are some of the very qualities I love most about myself. My children are my calls to action, my little agents of change. They hold me accountable and inspire me to put my all into everything I do not only for me but also for them. Their eyes are always watching. They are making mental notes even if they don't realize that they are. And thus, in a sense, they have become my teachers. My kids have opened my eyes and my heart. They caused me to see the world differently, to see people differently. I am better because of them. I love better because of them. And it is that deep love for them that brings me to the realization that being their mama and a wife to their dad are amongst the best decisions I have ever made. So what is it that my children have taught me, or at the very least affirmed? Here are 7 of the most prominent lessons:


- By Krishann Briscoe


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