Mother's Day - hummm. Normally a day everyone expresses their appreciation for all of the love we have poured into them their entire lives. Well - I have been reflecting this entire week about this concept of being a Mother. Not just having given birth and subsequently you are a Mother by definition. The Real Deal - Actively Being a Mother.
Of course you all know I am a Mother; I am blessed with three wonderful adult children, and more three wonderful grandchildren. I am very blessed. It is a transition that I wasn't expecting, maybe wanting but not really putting my head around it. Meaning, wow they are adults and they do not need me anymore. Additionally, followed by the thoughts of okay, I did that right (long list of memories) and okay Lord can I somehow do these things over (another long list of memories). First, let me say this. Do Not Get Down on yourself, judge yourself, and certainly do NOT get in those Mommy competition things at school or whatever. Yikes. No Good.
What are our Jobs, How are we to be, do, act - all of it? Our jobs are so critical, literally one of the most important jobs in our lifetimes - being parents. As Mothers, Wives, Woman in our community we are responsible for setting the tone. Often setting the standards, the boundaries, food and health, personal high-gene, integrity, work and study habits - the list is long. Whereas our counter parts are to enforce it. In our modern world satan has created quite a problem, by turning parenting into a fight, keeping score with each other verses enjoying the roller coaster together. You can't predict it, control it, most of the time you can't even manage it. So you certainly can NOT keep score!!!
In an ideal world, certainly as God intended we work as partners. That said there is that connection that Mothers have with their children, in most cases it is a bit more extreme that connections Fathers have with their children. Not more important just different. Today, I want to address the Mother Side - So Women - Let's Get Better At this Important Job! Think about it, if your favorite sports star, singer, actor, or race driver didn't practice, study and work hard to improve you would be pretty at at them. So why are we not doing the same - after all this is real and real important!!!
How about you examine the beginning of Luke. Talk about a job, how would you even contemplate having an Angel tell you, You (miss teenager) are going to be the Mother of God. Right. Wow.
What can we learn from her, the Mother of God. Nearly a child herself. Not Married. I mean how does that conversation go; Joseph honey, well you and I know we have not been together intimately. But, I have some thing wonderful to tell you. An angel came down and explained it, but okay I am pregnant and I am giving birth to God. We are to call Him Jesus. Okay. Think about that.
First, the love of her life could have thrown her out. Humiliated her, even to her own family, stoned her in fact. She could have said hum, maybe I need to seduce Joseph and tell him later. If she was in our society even without the risk of complete humiliation and stoning; I think it is likely that is the choice most young woman would act upon.
So right now, this moment ask yourself what would you do. Seriously, what would you do. Right, us Mother's need to work on ourselves, and each other. Support, build, and make darn sure we are always willing to do whatever it takes. Not the easy roads, not flip on the TV, or give them their handhelds while we only take care of ourselves - NO - we do what ever it takes. That is our job - in fact that is our blessing!
I am thinking first steps to Mother's recovering our roles, our rightful selves.
If we all start making those little changes, WOW, what a positive affect we can all bring to this world. Think of the wonderfully empowered and positive little people. Think of how many LESS broken and medicated children there will be! This is a Call To Action. Let's get serious, it is after all much more important than a new diet.
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