Katy Hibbs is a mom and a Speech Language Pathologist. She is married to Jordan and has two boys Henry, 4, and Samuel 6 months. She describes herself as kind and outgoing.
Do you feel being a mom is your calling, why or why not? It is a very important part of who I am. I’ve always wanted to be a mom ever since I was a little girl. Having worked in the elementary schools, I can see how important it is to raise your kids and instill good morals and values in them. It is a big job, and I don’t take that lightly. As far as my calling, that’s a loaded question. Is my only job in this world to take care of them? No. I feel like there’s a bigger picture out there. I’m working on tapping into that. I think there are a lot of different parts that make up your calling in life. Right now I’m focused on raising two boys, helping other people, and being a good wife.
What is one lesson you have learned from being a mom? I’ve learned that I’m not patient when trying to teach patience. That’s an area that I need to work on as well. Every day there’s probably something new I’ve learned about myself, but patience has been on my mind lately.
Has anyone helped you become a better mom? My mom, Diane King. She is very loving, very pure – not a mean thought in her mind. My father worked a lot while we were young and my mother was on her own with my brother, sister, and I. We didn’t make life easy for her at times, but she loved us unconditionally. She set a good example for me of how to be a good mom.
What is a favorite story about you being a mom? When Samuel was a week old, we took him to our pediatrician, the wonderful Dr. Wiley, for his check-up and one-week shots. Henry came with us, and he became very upset when the nurse came in with the shots for Samuel. Henry’s face turned angry as he watched the nurse give Samuel his shots. After the nurse had left, he told me the nurse was a mean person, and she is never allowed to hurt Samuel like that again. It’s been nice to see Henry and Samuel’s bond develop and my prayer is for them to always have a love and devotion for each other.
How has being a mom affected your marriage? It’s made it stronger. You have to come together as a team. It’s made both of us less selfish. It’s brought a depth that wasn’t there before having kids. After Henry was born and seeing Jordan hold him in his arms for the first time, I had a deeper love for him. I rely on him a lot, and he is a wonderful husband and father to our children.
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