Embrace Motherhood

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This is one of my greatest desires, to fully embrace motherhood. Motherhood is the relationship between myself and my children. This quote really puts things in perspective for me, “Motherhood is NOT a hobby, it is a calling. It is NOT something to do if you can squeeze time in. It is what God gave you time for.” -Neil L. Anderson

The relationship with my children is a gift God has given me. I don’t want to take this lightly. Something that has really stuck out to me recently was when I met this couple for the first time. My friend introduced them to me as her homeschool cheerleaders. They explained to me that they had five children and had homeschooled them from the beginning. I said, ” Wow, no wonder your the cheerleaders!” The mother answered back and said, “I can’t take credit, we have really awesome kids. They are so much fun and we are really blessed.” I never realized until that moment how unoften I hear other mothers speak so highly of their children. I do not even know this woman but her comment had such a huge impact on me. It’s true that motherhood is a calling, but just like every good and perfect gift from from the Lord it is meant to be enjoyed, treasured, and celebrated.

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My heart is overflowing as I write and think about these littles at my feet. I don’t want to just squeeze in the time anymore. Heck, I don’t even want a clock or calendar. I want the ones that call me Momma a gazillion times a day. I want them to hear me talk of the blessed Woman I am to be their momma to strangers we meet.

 

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10 Responses to Embrace Motherhood

  • Thank you for sharing this encouragement. 🙂 Motherhood is a blessing, our children are blessings and I am grateful for them.

  • lisa says:

    Yes, embracing motherhood is the most wonderful thing we can do! God has blessed us so much with all our children, and as we love and care for them, they respond with love and appreciation.

    I am one of those blessed mothers who has a passel of fantastic kids! People tell me I must be this or that, but I know better – I’ve had the help of Almighty God and my children have responded to Him!

    Great post!

  • Thanks for the post! Especially on days when motherhood doesn’t feel like a blessing, I always pray that God would help me to press in instead of trying to escape. It’s definitely a refining process but what joy there is in the work God is doing in them and in me through them!

  • LOL the baby photo is so cute. I love embracing motherhood too. Hope you can hop over and join me too. I am signing up for your blog in every way possible. You are inspiring.

  • Elisabeth says:

    I love the picture of the baby! What on earth was the baby doing on the stovetop?? Too cute. I’ve been a mom for almost 21 years now… baby #8 will be here in January. I do think that with time and experience this has been easier to do. I know I don’t deserve kids as great as mine… they are definitely all kid and have their shortcomings… but their strengths more than make up for them. I love their sense of humor, their love for each other (even the two who butt heads all the time… when they aren’t fighting I see them cuddling.) and their strong sense of security in who they are as people (I don’t know where that came from, it’s not something I have been graced with, but I’m glad they have!) So glad I found you on today’s link party over at A Life of Faith.

  • Amber says:

    Thanks for your post it was a wonderful reminder and just what I needed! Found you on Titus 2!

  • Sarah says:

    That’s so true – I think people almost become conditioned to only share the bad things kids do (or indeed the things they can be competitive about) that they forget to share this good stuff.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  • Donna says:

    Brittany, you have become an awesome example of motherhood and I feel very blessed that several of my grandchildren call you mom!

  • Sarah says:

    Thanks bunches for splashing with us and linking up. Every Monday, I post on Momma Notes. And as always, it is a joy to have you join us. Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.

    http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2013/08/tune-thirsty.html


Hey Y'all! My name is Brittany Styron. Sweet Country Roots is a place I hope to encourage, inspire, and bring a chuckle. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and join conversations about marriage, babies, homeschooling, frugal living, good food, and an old fashioned way of thinking.

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