Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thoughtful Thursdays -- Motherhood

Since Mother's day is just around the corner, I thought I would spend the next couple of Thoughtful Thursdays talking about motherhood.

When I think about motherhood I of course think about my own mother and all that she did for me.  I also think about my children and how special they are to me...yes, even when this happens.  However, I also think about all of the women in my past, present, (and future) who have mothered me when I needed it.  Women at church, mother's of my friends, my sisters, even college roommates come to mind.  I can think of numerous times when I needed someone to comfort me, help me, listen to me, and even scold me and these women filled the role of mother when I needed it.  I also think of all of the people in my life who I have been able to help and hopefully fill the role of mother when they needed it.

Having or not having babies does not make a mother.  Having a mothering heart makes a mother.  So here's to all of the women out there who have mothered me.  Thank you so much!

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” --Washington Irving


susan said...

I don't think we can ever truly appreciate mothers until we become one. I do agree that, as women, we have lots of opportunities to set good examples and "mother". Little girls are watching and learning even when you don't think they are paying attention!

Jensamom23 said...

Wonderful post!