Motherhood – A Unique Gift

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to honor all mothers on the beautiful gift of motherhood that God reserved just for you.

A delicate flower
Grown from a seed
A design like no other
One would concede

As strong as an army
As gentle as a dove
She inspires and uplifts
With a nurturing love

Patient and trustworthy
Supportive and caring
Clothed with beauty
Vibrant and glaring

A heart like the ocean
Stretching to no end
She embraces her role
Like the touch of the wind

Grown in His garden
A mother is she
To fulfill His desire
Through all eternity

God created mothers with very unique gifts.  He knew that she would be exhausted at times, so he made her stronger and more determined.  He knew that she would be unappreciated at times, so he gave her little embraces of love.  He knew that she would feel that she wasn’t good enough at times, so he gave her little rewards of her hard work.  

Men were created with a physical strength and women were created with the strength of compassion.  I know there are many times that many mothers feel exhausted, underappreciated and that they are failing their children as they try to balance life or experience tough teaching moments.  Some moms stay at home, some are working moms, some are single moms and some are beautiful moms to others.   With each variety, each mom has a role and that role is unique to each child.  It’s unique in the way she loves each child, unique in the way she supports and encourages each child, and unique in the way that she teaches each child discipline and to survive in this world.  Each mom has one thing in common, she was created with compassion and love that connects her heart from that of God to another.  As she recognizes this, she fulfills his role as mother perfectly.

Along my journey as a mother, I have struggled and adjusted wanting to make sure I teach my children to love God and others, be accountable, responsible, trustworthy, respectful and above all the “best version” of who they are.  In doing so, I have tried many techniques, some that were successful with one child and not the other and some that failed miserably.  Above all, 3 things that have never failed:

1.       Praying with them before bed

2.      Reading the Bible with them and/or a devotion centered on a verse

3.      Encouraging and challenging their abilities

There have been frustrating moments where I felt they were not listening or paying attention and what I was doing had no value.  Just when I needed it most, God would send me a message through one of them revealing the impact in their lives.  One of these moments happened on an evening I was exhausted and needed reassurance that I was fulfilling my role as a mother and role model in my children’s lives.  That evening, one of my daughters told me she needed to tell me something.  She said, “Mom, thank you for having us read the Bible.”  She continued to tell me why this made such an impact and then told me, “Mom, you are a good mom.”  My heart was full and I knew God was beside me, letting me know that I’m doing my role to my best, that I am making an impact on these young souls.  I am not going to always get it right, but the things I will get right are the things that will matter the most.

Today as Mother’s Day approaches, know that you were created for this role as a mother and no one else could do it but you.  He knew that your children would need empathy and compassion, so he gave them you.   

 

Author: joannsblog2016

I enjoy learning about my faith and spending time in prayer in nature, in the chapel or in my prayer chair. Many years ago, my journey began when I was re-awakened in my faith when I asked God what my purpose was. He answered by setting me on fire and I have been journeying with Him since.

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