Motherhood is the toughest challenge women face, whether you’re raising a gentle soul or a tantrum-throwing type A personality. Part of this is because along with motherhood comes worry.
Jesus cautioned His followers not to worry about tomorrow because today has worry enough, but mothers spend many sleepless nights worrying about their children, whether they’re safe, and what their future will be. Add to this the many stages a child goes through, and you find yourself wondering why God thought you were up to the task of motherhood. (more…)
Moms have a special gift. Their gift does not involve shooting lasers from their eyes or flying; it involves their stamina, their loyalty, their love. I am willing to bet there are no other people on this earth more willing to put others before themselves than a mom is for her children. I am willing to bet that no one will take up for you more than your mom. Why is this? Why for thousands of years have women, moms specifically, been so loyal and willing to go the extra mile for the ones they love?
If you are a mom you have no doubt experienced regret over a decision you have made regarding your child. I regretted the day I grabbed the pink eye drops for my son and administered them. I wondered why the drops were coming out of the bottle so slowly when they hadn’t before. I realized it right as the first drop hit the white of his eye. I had put (more…)
Sometimes I am a terrible one. I should share more scripture. I should share less scripture. I should pray more. I should get on my knees more. I need to hug more. I have said many times, “As long as you live in my house, you go to church.” But then I don’t want to push him away from church, so I just have to eat my words and let him sleep in—after all, he is 22.
I wonder many times if I could have been a better mom or should I have done something different. Then I look at my beautiful daughters and see them raising their children and realize I must have gotten something right. I am proud of all of our kids and now I see (more…)
After being a mom for almost 20 years, there are many things I would love to call a “Do Over” on. My son is a becoming an amazing young man. He has a heart of gold to help others, and he works great with young children. (more…)