On Becoming a Mother

In Honor of My Mother

I woke this morning with a singular emotional thought. It was about motherhood and the gift it truly is to be a mother. I was consumed with tearful gratitude for the blessing I have received to have the amazing Mother I do, and to be a mother of four wonderful and inspiring children. How gracious God has been to me to allow it!

I thought a lot about the emotion, love, dedication and struggle that comes with motherhood. Initially, it is a process not only forged with exuberant joy and heightened hopeful expectation, but also pain, hormones, discomfort and possible nausea. Regardless of what is experienced up until birth, there is a constant vibrating echo of love and hope for the future. Mother’s go into motherhood knowing the personal challenges and potential risks they will experience, but they do it willingly and knowingly for they trust in the blessing and the outcome. They gently rub their growing belly for mutual comfort, speak tender words of love and grace, and they pray for all things bright, beautiful, and possible for their child.

This is where we start as mothers and where we draw near when we need to work through the moments when joy of being a mother seems difficult to retain. When we are faced with conflict, attitude, a messy house, or thoughtless action by our beloved children, we find strength there, in our love, purpose, and persevering role as mother. A friend gently reminded me, “”Draw near to the source of love that gave you the gift of your children. Remember, Paul said in his letter to the Philippians, “whatever is noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” (Ref. Philippians 4:8)

This is where I hope you will find me, always reflecting of the beauty and grace God gives me every day of my life in my role as a mother and daughter. If you are a mother, a child of a mother, or both, please know I am praying for you with sincere best wishes.

Today, whether you are reflecting on your role in your own family, your mothering tendencies in your friendships or on the beauty and grace found in cherished memories of our own mothers, let this day be filled with joy and gladness. Receive due grace and allow yourself to receive it for the gift this relationship truly is!

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

Proverbs 31:31 KJV

Happy Mother’s Day to all! May God’s blessings be on you this day and every day!

In His name, I pray

Maria

bouquet of pink roses

Published by mjrodero

A Christian author with a deep faith in Jesus and sincere belief in His awesome salvation! The power of prayer in her life has been so uplifting and life changing, she hopes to help others recognize the amazing gift the Lord gives by allowing us all to connect to Him directly through prayer. Writing Awards: 1st Place Poetry Winner, Published Author Category - 2015 Colorado Christian Writer's Conference - 2016 Short Story Winner entitled, Payback, published in - Tales of our Lives: Fork in the Road, from womensmemoirs.com

3 thoughts on “On Becoming a Mother

  1. Being a daughter and a mother too is so profound. How the generations inform and complete us.

    Maria, Thank you for sharing your heart of love and compassion for all mothers and reminding us that all the difficult emotions, discomfort, pain and sorrow don’t compare to the unequalled depth of love we experience in being a mother. 😻💐🌷

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  2. The moment I hear the Word Mother it brings a certain sadness to my heart. Mom passed on a few years back and she was easily one of the most amazing persons I have known. Her wisdom, her tenacity, her zest for work, her discipline and so much more that characterised her unique personality can never be replaced. I can resonate with what you write. Be blessed. Happy belated Mothers Day to all those reading.

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