Motherhood Matters

Dear Moms,
In case you wondered if it matters — it does.

When you’re in the seemingly unending routine of nursing, burping, changing diapers and picking up cheerios, it matters.
When you’re up all night caring for and comforting a sick child, it matters.
When you’re fighting for your time to pray and read your Bible in the busy years, it matters.
When you’re teaching little hands to fold and littles hearts to pray, it matters.
Wen you’re juggling working, homemaking, parenting, and everything else, it matters.
When you’re putting band-aids on “boo-boos” or taking budding athletes to ER for stitches, it matters.
When you’re baking cookies, planning magical birthday parties, and organizing all the family holiday plans, it matters.
When you’re going to parent-teacher conferences, being team mom, and chaperoning the field trip or dance or class trip, it matters.
When you’re hugging and wiping away those first broken heart tears, it matters.
When you’re helping with homework, getting tutors, finding summer camps, scheduling lessons, and believing they can, it matters.
When you’re explaining house rules and why there is a curfew (when “nobody else has one”) for the 60th time, it matters.
When you’re wise enough to acknowledge the anxiety, get them counseling and stay as close as you need to, it matters.
When you’re courageous enough to drop them off at college, it matters.
When you’re strong enough to take those “I miss home” phone calls without falling apart, it matters.
When you’re always available to talk — about the first job questions, serious relationship issues, and the life questions, it matters.
When you’re encouraging them that the seemingly unending routine of nursing, burping, changing diapers and picking up cheerios matters…it matters.

From Proverbs 31 —
…She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family…
…She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks…
…She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy…
…She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.



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