I was going to quote parts of this on Facebook or in a post, but then realized I just need to link you to this post by Sally Clarkson.
Please read the whole post HERE, but I'll give you this little teaser:
When I studied scripture and found that the stewardship of a child’s life, his training, education, character, emotional health, spiritual vigor, well-being, mind heart was entrusted to me, I realized that I needed to give my whole self to it. I had to work through selfishness, giving up my rights to my own time, my body, my sleep, and I had to learn what a servant heart was, as I had not been trained to be mature or to give up myself.But, as I learned to embrace my call to intentional motherhood as God’s will and design for me, I began to fall more in love with my children. I had this grid in my mind through which I saw all of life. I love God. God has shown me what He wants of me. I need to give myself fully to this design.
I second her motion to get one (or more!) of her books. Begin with Mission of Motherhood and Ministry of Motherhood. You will never be the same. And neither will your family.
I'm so thankful for how God "accidentally" brought me into contact with WholeHeart and MomHeart ministires.
Praise! The! Lord!