A mama loves her babies in a far greater way than anyone else can. There is just something about that bond that can’t be broken. Whether it be through birth, adoption, foster, or mentoring, no one can match that relationship.
I have the world’s best mother! She isn’t perfect, but that’s part of what makes her so wonderful. She has always been someone I knew would be praying for me no matter the circumstance and continues no matter my age. I can say without a doubt that she prays for me still, every day. I can see her now sitting at the kitchen table with her Bible opened and head bowed. That gives me so much peace to know that someone is interceding daily on my behalf.
A stay-at-home-mom who valued her family more than anyone or anything else. I always knew that she would be there for me if I needed to leave school early, had to stay home due to sickness or needed to walk home from elementary to have her fix my boo boo because she could do it better than anyone else, including the school nurse. She has always been patient and intolerant of gossip. And that is the kind of mother I always hoped I would be. Whether I have succeeded or not is yet to be determined.
One thing I know is this… no other woman can love my babies like I can. Motherhood is not easy, but there has never been a single day when I have regretted it or wished for something different. My life has been more rewarding than I could have even hoped or imagined. The day in and day out is not only something I cherish but it’s also something I miss terribly. For me, personally, it was definitely my calling.
So to all of the mothers out there that are feeling overwhelmed, underappreciated, exhausted, less-than, I tell you this. There is no greater reward on this earth and no higher calling. I see you and I appreciate you. And one day, your child will too. And one more thing… no one else can love your babies like YOU can!