“Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.”-Psalm 127:3-4
I saw a beautiful post written by Jinger Vuolo on being a mother to her precious daughter Felicity. She summed up motherhood in a very short yet simple post. I applaud mothers like her who are sacrificial, selfless, and willing to raise the next generation to be educated, responsible, hard-working, and respectful adults, to know God and make Him known. It’s a full-time job and ministry whether a mom has a career or is a stay-at-home-mom.
I don’t have any children. I have friends who do and they just love it! Motherhood is to be cherished and isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires lots of patience, resilience, sacrifice, and love most of all (no-brainer). Once you become a mother, it changes and stretches you in ways you never thought possible. It’s not about you anymore. Just like how marriage is no longer about living for yourself as you have another person to look after, raising children amplifies that message even louder once you start having them.
I found some other posts that matches similar to what Jinger’s post resonates and encourages. And if you’re not a mom or desperately hoping to be one someday, or maybe you’re wondering what the heck you got yourself into after having kids, don’t worry I’ve got something for you too lol 😉
Written by Jinger Vuolo
I love being a mother. I love it that the first thing I see in the morning is her little smile. I love it that she can’t contain her excitement when she hears her daddy’s voice. I love it that she crinkles her nose when she laughs…just like I do. I love it that she is my daughter.
Motherhood is a gift. It’s a gift not to be taken for granted and it’s a gift that ought not be despised. It’s a unique gift that allows me to demonstrate toward my daughter the love that God has graciously demonstrated toward me. It’s a profound gift that reveals the heart of God in a way I had never imagined. It’s a weighty gift that places upon my shoulders the nurture of this tiny soul. Motherhood is a gift for which I thank God every day.
(Someone’s comment under Jinger’s post): The mother’s heart is found in the lowest of low places and the highest of the highs! It can’t be contained nor restrained by conditions! I believe, too, that it is the greatest example of God’s love for a people so desperately in need of a Savior (unconditional lover)!