I'm so very proud of my Mom. She set many examples for my siblings and me. She taught us to be the adults we are today. But this post isn't about her. If you'd like to read a little about her life though, click here. She has had a very interesting life.
Today I want to encourage you! Being a Mom is the most difficult job you could ever have. We're on call 24 hours a day ... not just when they're babies, but always. My girls don't call me in the middle of the night, but if they did, I'd answer and I'd be there for them.
As the pre-teens set in, we become one who seems to restrict every choice and decision they want to make from what friends they can hang out with, how long they can be on their phones or game devices, when they can date, wear makeup ... etc .... not their best friend in this stage ... or favorite Mom!
To one they love and appreciate, go to for advice ... or for some at least tolerate.
And then back again to someone who is once again adored and honored.
No matter what stage you're in, I'm here to encourage you, to cheer you on in that ever-changing role you've been given.
Motherhood changes doesn't it.
We start out being completely adored and depended on in their early years.
And then the mom they listen to and learn from in those single digit days. When double digits come, they still listen, but a few years in and things start to change.
Like I said earlier, being a Mom is difficult. We're shaping the lives of the ones God has put in our care. Every decision we make affects them.
So do the best job you can do. Be the best, most loving Mom you are capable of being. Love them, nurture them, listen to them. Be patient with them in the hard stages of their lives knowing that one day they'll come back again to that stage where they adore and honor you.
And take time for yourself. I know it's hard ... but you need to refresh and refuel.
Take a step back at each stage. Re-evaluate what your role is to be. If they're balking at the things you say, maybe you're saying too much ... Motherhood doesn't give us the right to try to get them to do things our way during the whole duration of that role.
And don't be too hard on yourself. They are individual beings ... they have a mind of their own. They are a combination of you and your husband and everyone who has come before them in the bloodline. Just do the best that you can do ... and pray.