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The Gift of Motherhood

Motherhood.  What a gift!  Mother’s Day every year is a day to honor your mothers.  It’s a day where husbands and children shower mom in gifts and praises.  It’s a day to celebrate your mom on Mother’s Day.  But what is motherhood to you?  What is it to me?

Motherhood to me is knowing that God so perfectly designed three beautiful blessings for me.  Motherhood to me is living a sacrificial life to meet the needs and desires of my children.  To lay down my own needs and desires to provide for those of my children.  Motherhood to me, is late nights at football and basketball games.  It means being my children’s biggest cheerleader.  Motherhood to me is building strong, self confident children that can enter the world and not crumble.  To build a foundation in Christ so when life throws them curveballs they have a rock on which to stand.  Motherhood to me is teaching my kids the meaning of the word no.  To raise them to not be entitled to anything, but that anything that comes to them has to be earned.  Motherhood to me is teaching them to respect their elders.  To say yes ma’am and yes sir and there is no excuse for not using their manners.  To raise up children with a servants heart.  If they see someone in need to reach out and help where they can.  Motherhood to me is not to shield them from life.  To let them see that the world we live in is growing more corrupt by the day and that on this side of heaven it will never be perfect.  Motherhood to me is to teach my kids to push through life with one goal in mind and that is to make heaven their home and to take as many people with them as they can.

I am blessed.  I am blessed with three beautiful children to love and nurture and help to grow.  I am also blessed with a mother who helped me to grow in the ways of the Lord.

Proverbs 31:10-31

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies

The heart of her husband does safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

She seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands.

She is like the merchants’ ships; she brings her food from afar.

She rises also while it is yet night, and gives meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

She girds her loins with strength, and strengthens her arms.

She perceives that her merchandise is good: her candle goes not out by night.

She lays her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

She stretches out her hand to the poor; yea, she reaches forth her hands to the  needy.

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

She makes herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

She makes fine linen, and sells it; and delivers girdles unto the merchant.

Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

Many daughters have done virtuously, but you excel them all.

Favor is deceitful, and beauty if vain, but a  woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Being a stay at home mother is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.  To be able to be around for my kids and provide the needs of my household has fulfilled me in ways in which I never imagined.  I am blessed every single day that I can be home for them.  I understand that in this day and age it’s not possible for all mothers to be home.  My prayer for each and every mother is to never overlook a moment to spend with your child.  Cherish them.  Time flies so quickly.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful women!

Lots of Love,

Dawn

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Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and sister!

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Me with my three beautiful children.

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