There is so much more to being a Mother then giving birth. A Mother loves unconditionally, nurtures, edifies, leads, guides, prays, nurturers, disciplines, respects and adores her children. A Mother apologizes for her own actions and forgives that of her children easily. Her love doesn’t keep a record of wrong doing. She sacrifices without complaint to ensure that her kids are fed, clothed and loved on. A Mother realizes that her children are gifts from God not her own property. A Mother understands that it’s a privilege to be called Mother. She is reverential to God and desires to parent her children in a manner that pleases Him and when she fails, she is quick to own her own behavior, words and actions and to ask God to forgive her and to help her in the care of her children.
Titus 2:3-5 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
As a young couple raising our children we had challenges but the blessings far outweighed. However, I remember the times I felt overwhelmed, unheard and exhausted as a mother trying to meet everyone’s needs and feeling inadequate at times. I didn’t have a network of Godly women around me to lean on. Grandma went to the Lord when my oldest was 3.5 shortly thereafter I was married and in time added another child and at times I felt alone as a Mommy. I did all I could to love and nurture them along with my hubby but there were moments when I could have used a Christ-centered mature aged woman’s wisdom to pour into my soul. Now, I’m a Grandma of two and I pour into them and their parents and it caused me to think about all of the other young mothers who need to be supported with the day-to-day parts of parenting while celebrating the blessings of being a Mommy. Continue Reading