The path to motherhood is one that can start at many different entry points. For many it begins at conception. For some women, it begins with the generous and selfless gift given by another mother, or perhaps through one’s own generosity to open her home to a child in need.
Rest assured, no matter how a woman’s motherhood adventure begins, all paths are equally as valuable and lead to one of the most important and gratifying roles a woman can hold.
AN UNPREDICTABLE JOURNEY
However one’s journey begins, it will be filled with many twists and turns along the road. You’ve probably heard the phase, “Children don’t come with instruction manuals.” There are no truer words, and guess what — each child is his/her own unique design created by God to fulfill His special purpose. As you embark on your journey with your unique child, know that God has equipped you with everything you need to raise your child.
With each turn of motherhood, there will be new challenges, but there are many rewards. The pure joy of just watching a child discover all the wonders in this world for the first time is a gift and a wonderful reminder to stop and appreciate the beauty that is surrounding us.
As a mother watches her child(ren) grow, she will learn again and again to take pleasure in the simplest of things like watching them roll over for the first time, clap their hands, take their first steps, or see her baby smile for the first time. There are no words that can express the joy in a mother’s heart as she experiences those moments. What a beautiful reminder of how one of the simplest of acts — a smile — is so important to share with others.
A REMINDER OF GOD’S GOODNESS
It is said that children are a blessing, and indeed they are. Maybe, just maybe, it is because they are God’s gift to remind us of all that is good. In a world full of turmoil, He has given us their eyes to see beauty, feel joy again, and remind us of His greatest commandment: love. Wow — what a gift!
It is a unique honor and privilege to be a mother. A mother’s children are the most valuable treasure in her life. A woman has been handpicked and chosen by God to mother each of her unique children.
MAMA, YOU ARE LOVED
Mama, you are stronger than you know. You got this. With God’s help, you are enough! Mama, you have been created with the distinct ability to know your child’s individual needs. There is no “one size fits all” for every child or family. Trust that inner voice to help you bring up the gift that has been laid before you; remember that gift was entrusted to you and not anyone else in this world.
Let’s remember the challenges we do face as mothers. Not all paths of motherhood are smooth sailing. It’s important to stand together and be the village of support for one another. As we look at our own challenges, let them be reminders of the importance of being a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. We must uplift each other with kindness, encouragement, and above all, love. We pray that every mother understands her worth in God. Mama, you are loved.
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“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” –Isaiah 66:13