When considering my own Journey of Motherhood, in many ways Mother’s Day gets more emotional for me every year.
Every year, I’m that much more invested, kwim?
Every year, we’ve had that much more time…
Every year, we’ve made that many more memories…
Every year, we’ve played together that much more…
Every year, we’ve grown that much closer…
Every year, we’ve talked that much more…
Every year, I take the little moments for granted less.
Every year, I say “yes” more.
Every year, I’ve gotten that many more special drawings…
Motherhood, for me, seems to grow in intensity. Some days I’m amazed that my heart can even handle it, when it seems like it could just burst, like I can hardly contain it.
In truth, I can’t contain it, and that’s a good thing.
The intense love that is my motherhood flows out, as it should, and reaches my children, who soak it up in their hunger and thirst to be loved, to be cherished, to be wanted and needed.
My motherhood love makes me their biggest fan.
I was reminded of the little A Mother’s Creed that I found a couple years ago, and I’ve been reading and re-reading it for the past many days. It’s simple, yet powerful, and I thought I’d share it again-
A Mother’s Creed
by Rebecca Barlow Jordan
I will worry less about my children and trust God more.
I will commit them into the Lord’s care.
I will love my children unconditionally and let them know I do.
I will believe in them constantly and encourage them often.
I will pray for them daily.
I will teach them responsibility for their own actions.
I will try to be an example of godliness, but I will be unafraid to let them see my faults.
I will give them generous doses of laughter, interspersed with fun.
I will release them when they are grown but they will always be my own.
Isn’t it lovely?
It’s more than lovely, though, isn’t it? Do you see all of the I wills? I will, I will, I will… There is work involved in all of those I wills. Intentional, purposeful, isn’t going to happen all on its own kind of work.
Many days I don’t feel up to the challenge, and it’s on those days that I need to pay special attention to that first I will– “I will worry less and trust God more“.
Motherhood, the toughest job you’ll ever love.
Happy Mother’s Day!!
Reposted from 2011, slightly edited